Sir Bobby Charlton’s funeral: Sir Alex Ferguson, Prince William, Gareth Southgate and Roy Keane among mourners at Manchester Cathedral
Posted by  badge Boss on Nov 14
Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson arriving for Sir Bobby Charlton’s funeral (Reuters)

Sir , and were among the mourners in attendance for Sir ’s funeral at Manchester Cathedral on Monday afternoon.

Charlton died at the age of 86 on October 21, .

The Manchester United legend, who had been diagnosed with dementia, suffered fractured ribs due to his accidental fall and doctors at Macclesfield General Hospital agreed that he should be put on end-of-life care.

Thousands lined the streets in Manchester on Monday as the funeral cortege passed in front of Old Trafford to allow fans to say goodbye.

A private service was held at Manchester Cathedral with several leading figures in football invited to pay their respects.

Charlton’s wife of 62 years, Lady Norma, was also in attendance.

Bobby Charlton’s widow Lady Norma (Reuters)
Prince William was in attendance (Reuters)
England manager Gareth Southgate and England assistant coach Steve Holland (Reuters)
Manchester United trio Tom Heaton, Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw (Reuters)
Former Manchester United midfielders Nicky Butt and Roy Keane (Reuters)
Former Mancheser United midfielder Michael Carrick with ex-Manchester United manager and player Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Reuters)
Former Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs (PA)
Former Manchester United midfielder and current Everton player Ashley Young (Reuters)
Manchester United CEO & director Richard Arnold (Reuters)
Former Manchester United forward Mark Hughes (Reuters)
Former Manchester United midfielder Brian McClair (AP)
Former Manchester United players Paddy Crerand and Andy Cole (Reuters)
Former Real Madrid player Emilio Butragueno (Reuters)

Charlton’s former Manchester United teammate,, Alex Stepney, paid tribute to his friend outside the Manchester Cathedral.

‘My memory was meeting him for the first time when I got signed [at United],’ Stepney told the BBC.

‘I knew straight away what a great guy he was, a humble guy.

‘Nothing was over his head or anything like that, it was all about playing for Manchester United. Even on international duty it was about winning and that was what Bobby Charlton was all about. A humble guy, a great family man. It never went to his head.’

The funeral cortege of Bobby Charlton passes by Old Trafford (Reuters)
Crowds gathered outside Old Trafford to pay tribute to Sir Bobby Charlton (MCPIX)
The order of service at Sir Bobby Charlton’s funeral (Reuters)
Pallbearers carry the coffin of Sir Bobby Charlton as they arrive at Manchester Cathedral (Reuters)


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