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Sir Bobby Charlton to carry Olympic torch past Old Trafford

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Published: 21st Jun 2012 11:20:17

Sir Bobby Charlton will carry the Olympic flame past Manchester United's Old Trafford stadium on Sunday.

The 74-year-old football legend will carry the torch along Sir Matt Busby Way as part of its journey through Greater Manchester.

He will pass the United Trinity statue, which depicts Sir Bobby alongside George Best and Denis Law.

His relay leg will by run at about 06:25 BST, shortly after the torch leaves Salford's MediaCityUK.

Sir Bobby's elder brother, the former Ireland manager and England defender Jack Charlton, carried the torch during its journey through Newcastle on 15 June.

It is the second trip to Greater Manchester for the torch as it travelled through Wigan and Bolton on 31 May and 1 June.

It will arrive in Rochdale at about 13:50 BST and travel to Manchester city centre, where a celebration event will take place in Albert Square.

The torch will then move to Salford overnight and will leave MediaCityUK at 06:00 BST, travelling through Trafford, Stockport, Tameside and Oldham before moving onto Huddersfield.

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