Football Legend Carries Olympic Torch

23 June 2012, 23:42

Footballing legend Sir Bobby Charlton is carrying the Olympic Torch past Old Trafford as it makes its way from Manchester to Leeds

The 1966 World Cup winner and Manchester United hero is one of 14 torchbearers on the leg starting from MediaCityUK at around 6.15am.

The 74 year old is scheduled to carry the flame from Water's Reach to Old Trafford stadium, one of the 2012 Olympic Football venue.

He will pass the United Trinity statue of himself standing with George Best and Denis Law where he'll stop for a photo opportunity.

Sir Bobby's elder brother, ex England defender Jack Charlton, carried the torch during its journey through Newcastle City Centre on 15th June.


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