On the day Sir Bobby Charlton, one of the greatest idols in the history of Manchester United and English football, passed away, Manchester United secured a 2-1 victory against Sheffield while playing as the visiting team. At the 28th minute, McTominay, who was standing in for the suspended Casemiro, opened the scoring. Six minutes later, the home team equalized through McBurnie’s penalty. Right-back Diogo Dalot, in the 31st minute of the second half, scored the winning goal with a beautiful long-range shot.
Fans of the Red Devils paid several tributes to Bobby Charlton, a legend of English and world football who passed away at the age of 86 on the same day. Bobby Charlton was an iconic figure in Manchester United and had won the World Cup in 1966, England’s only World Cup title.
Before the match, a minute of silence was observed, followed by applause in tribute to the English football icon. In Manchester, fans paid their respects in front of Sir Bobby Charlton’s statue at Old Trafford, leaving flowers in his memory.
With this victory, their second consecutive win in the Premier League, Manchester United reached 15 points, securing the eighth position in the league table after nine rounds. On the other hand, Sheffield United, who is yet to win a game, remains at the bottom of the competition with only one point obtained so far. In the next round, Manchester United will face Manchester City, while Sheffield will visit Arsenal.
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