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.”