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Mourinho makes peace with Charlton on United visit

London (AFP) – Jose Mourinho made peace with Bobby Charlton as Manchester United’s new manager met the Old Trafford icon at the club’s Carrington training ground on Monday. Charlton has previously been a harsh critic of Mourinho and was understood to have objected to his potential appointment when United were looking for a successor to Alex Ferguson in 2013. The 78-year-old...
Via World Soccer Talk
May 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Hug break! Youngster stops mid-game to give his brother a squeeze

Move over, Jack and Bobby Charlton, we have a new favorite set of soccer brothers. OK, so maybe that's a bit premature, but you have to take a look at this video that surfaced over the weekend, via America's Funniest Home Videos.There isn't much context, but it certainly appears that the boy, in the middle of his soccer game, stops playing to give his little brother a quick hug....
Via Fox Sports
May 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Van Gaal salutes boyhood idol as United to rename South Stand after Sir Bobby Charlton

Old Trafford’s South Stand will be renamed after United legend Sir Bobby Charlton at Sunday’s fixture against Everton, and ahead of the tribute planned, United coach Louis Van Gaal has described the former Red Devil star as one of his boyhood idols, according to United’s official team site. Sir Bobby Charlton, now 78 years old,
Via FutnSoccer
April 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Man United considers selling Wayne Rooney to Chinese club

Wayne Rooney could end his Manchester United this summer in a hail of money. Manchester United is considering selling Rooney to a Chinese club this summer, The Manchester Evening News’ Samuel Luckhurst and The Mirror’s David McDonnell reported Thursday. An unnamed club, believed to be Shanghai Shenhua, made a £27 million ($39 million) transfer bid for Rooney, according to...
Via NESN.com
February 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Manchester United to name Old Trafford stand after Bobby Charlton

Manchester United are to name Old Trafford’s South Stand, which contains the only original part of the 1910 stadium infrastructure, after club legend Bobby Charlton. Charlton joined United as an apprentice in 1953 and made his debut in October 1956. He went on to make 758 appearances for the Club, scoring a club record 249 goals. The 78-year-old, who is a Manchester United director...
Via World Soccer Talk
February 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Rooney: Breaking Sir Bobby Charlton's record a dream come true

An emotional Wayne Rooney was delighted to become England's all-time leading goalscorer following his penalty in the 2-0 European Championship qualifier against Switzerland at Wembley Stadium. The Manchester United striker, 29, surpassed Sir Bobby Charlton's long-standing record of 49 goals with his country's second in the 84th minute. Rooney told ITV Sport: "It's a dream come true...
Via Fox Sports
September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Rooney scores his 50th international goal, passes Charlton for England’s all-time mark

Converting a penalty kick in the 84th minute of England’s 2-0 win over Switzerland on Tuesday, Wayne Rooney passed Bobby Charlton on the England men’s national team’s all-time goal-scoring list, becoming the first Three Lions player to reach the 50-goal plateau. Rooney’s finish high into the left of the Swiss goal broke a tie with Charlton that he forged last week, when...
Via World Soccer Talk
September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

England qualifies for Euro 2016, Spain avenges Slovakia loss

England became the first team to qualify for the 2016 European Championship by crushing San Marino 6-0, while defending champion Spain avenged a rare loss to Slovakia with a 2-0 victory on Saturday. Wayne Rooney's opener from the penalty spot was his 49th international goal, tying him with Bobby Charlton as England's all-time leading scorer. While England secured first place in Group...
Via Associated Press
September 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Britain beats Germany in 1914 Christmas Truce commemorative game

Britain triumphed over Germany 100 years after the start of the First World War - in a commemorative football match at Aldershot to mark the "Christmas Truce" of 1914. The Army side edged out German counterparts the Bundeswehr by one goal to nil in front of a crowd of 2,547 at Aldershot's ESS stadium. The Christmas Truce was said to have taken place on Christmas Day a century...
Via Fox Sports
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Why a Diamond Formation Could Make England a Cut Above the Rest

Ever since Bobby Charlton and his men led England to victory in the 1966 World Cup, the English national team has never quite been able to return to successes achieved on that day. Year upon year and tournament upon tournament, the whole country is tormented by unrequited hope and overly ambitious expectation. But not since the days of Charlton has an England team made the final...
Via World Soccer Talk
June 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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