Sir Bobby voted United’s greatest Englishman

Paul Garcia Manchester United FC

During our MUTV Group Chat, the former Reds also backed the decision to hand Sir Bobby the title of our best English footballer.

“It’s a tough one but I’m going with Bobby Charlton,” said Wes Brown. “For what he’s done in the past and obviously watching stuff when I was growing up on video. What he did – not just for club but for country as well – means I’ll go with Bobby. We’ve all met him and he’s an absolute top man.”

Fellow defender David May said: “What he came through – Munich, then winning the European Cup, winning the World Cup, being a club ambassador. In these times, I think he is the perfect gentleman to get that accolade.”

Danny Webber agreed, commenting: “For personal reasons as well. When I was a kid coming through, the boss introduced me to him and Sir Matt Busby and I remember being in awe of him and thinking ‘wow’. For me, Sir Bobby is an absolute legend.”

The only man to choose another option was Ben Thornley, who explained: “I admired Bryan Robson greatly as a kid. The best player I ever played with was Paul Scholes but, in an era where United really, really needed somebody, Robson was a one-man team.”

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