Reds' sadness as Jack Charlton passes away
Everyone at Manchester United extends deepest condolences to Sir Bobby and Lady Norma Charlton today, after hearing the immensely sad news that Jack Charlton has passed away due to a long-term illness. He was 85.
Jack made a club record 773 appearances and scored 96 goals for the West Yorkshire side from his debut in 1953 to his retirement in 1973 and helped them to win a full set of domestic honours, as well as Europe’s Inter-Cities Fairs Cup twice, during his last five years on the pitch.
United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said:
“It's very sad news. He was a legend of football and a gentlemen. I watched Norway play Ireland in the World Cup in 1994. He was always so, so passionate when he was speaking and it is sad to hear.”
Our thoughts are with Sir Bobby, Lady Norma and all of the Charlton family at this difficult time.