Thousands of people paid their final tribute to English football legend Bobby Charlton in Manchester. The 1966 world champion died last month at the age of 86. Many fans bid farewell to the Manchester United icon as the funeral procession with the coffin passed through Old Trafford Stadium on Monday, British news agency PA reports.
Those attending the funeral service at Manchester Cathedral included heir to the British throne and chairman of the English Football Association (FA), Prince William, England coach Gareth Southgate and Man Utd coaching legend Sir Alex Ferguson.
Charlton, whose coffin was decorated with white roses, was revered as a national hero in England. In 1966 he won the World Cup with the English national team in his own country with a 4–2 win against Germany. The longtime Manchester United professional player had been suffering from dementia since 2020.