This remarkable photo shows the moment the late Sir Bobby Charlton made an appearance at a five-a-side tournament in Urmston.

The Messenger received it from resident Dave Law ahead of the funeral of the football legend at Manchester Cathedral on Monday.

According to Mr Law, who appears in the remarkable photo, Sir Bobby was living around the corner on Sidmouth Avenue ahead of a move to Lymm, Cheshire, at the time of the five-a-side tournament on Woodsend Park in the 1960s.

Messenger Newspapers: The funeral of Sir Bobby on Monday

Having survived the Munich Air Disaster, a crash which claimed the lives of eight of his teammates, he was into the pomp of his time at Manchester United with FA Cup and First Division titles under his belt and bigger, better titles to come.

A director at Old Trafford for almost 40 years, he was diagnosed with dementia in later life, something which was announced a number of years ago with the blessing of his wife Lady Norma.

He was 86 years old when he died last month while surrounded by his family and, on Monday, the community came together to remember him at a service attended by guests including Manchester United stars past and present, England Men's manager Gareth Southgate and the Prince of Wales, who is the president of the Football Association.

Messenger Newspapers: The funeral of Sir Bobby on Monday

In a eulogy, ex-Manchester United chief executive David Gill said: "Family was the most important thing to him, and you could see what a wonderful marriage he had with Lady Norma of over 60 years and how proud he was of his daughters Andrea and Suzanne and grandchildren Robert, William and Emma when they came at Christmas and other occasions to Old Trafford, where the South Stand will forever bear his name in recognition of his importance to the history and heritage of the club."

"A revered son of the north-east, an icon of Manchester for all he did for United, a national treasure as the epitome of the best of the sport and a man admired across the globe – the football family has lost a legend of the game.”

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