Bobby Charlton

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Tony Dunne pictured with George Best and Bobby Charlton at Stamford Bridge in August 1971. Photograph:   Central Press/Getty Images

The Northenden golf club bar in Manchester was doing good business on the afternoon of May 16th, 1999 when silver-haired Tony Dunne walked in. A groan(...)

Former Manchester United and Republic of Ireland captain Roy Keane holding the Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year Trophy in 2000. Photograph: PA

Roy Keane brought the curtain down on his illustrious career on this day 14 years ago, the former Manchester United captain claiming medical advice on(...)

Robinson in action for Ireland in 1984. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Michael Robinson won. It is important to remember that in the week he lost his life to cancer. Robinson won at football – the medals on the table, cap(...)

George Best leaves the pitch in Windsor Park in 1970 having been sent off against Scotland.

He was never anything but Georgie. To Patricia Hughes, who worked in our newsagent’s shop and practised social work, marriage counselling, first aid (...)

Former Manchester United and Northern Ireland goalkeeper Harry Gregg. Photograph: PA

Harry Gregg was happy to be remembered as many things — footballer, goalkeeper, Manchester United player, Northern Ireland international and grassroot(...)

Harry Gregg makes a save for Manchester United in August 1958. Photograph: Getty

Former Manchester United and Northern Ireland goalkeeper Harry Gregg, a hero of the Munich air disaster, has died at the age of 87. His death was ann(...)

Wayne Rooney is set to make his Derby County bow against Barnsley on Thursday. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty

Training at Moor Farm was finished but Wayne Rooney, a few days after touching down at Derby County via DC United and Dubai at the end of November, wa(...)

Martin Peters: technique and opportunism were supreme assets that took him to the World Cup finals. Photograph: Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty

Martin Peters Born: November 8th, 1943 Died: December 21st, 2019 Martin Peters, who has died aged 76, was a key figure in England’s 1966 World Cu(...)

Paul Scholes celebrates a goal for Manchester United against PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League, at Old Trafford on October 18th, 2000. Photograph: John Giles/PA

Scott McTominay is the latest poster boy of a remarkable Manchester United academy that has produced the Busby Babes, George Best, and the Class of ’9(...)

Pat Jennings: He [Pochettino] has a great team around him and with the chairman they’ve done an unbelievable job. Hopefully we can push on – win the Champions League, get top four.”  Photograph:  Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

Pat Jennings is in his Tottenham Hotspur tracksuit. He is walking in from training. It is a Friday morning and he has just had his weekly session with(...)

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