Sir Bobby Charlton made his Manchester United debut 60 years ago today (Thursday), when he scored twice in a 4-2 victory over Charlton Athletic at Old Trafford.<br><br>Charlton joined United in 1953 as an England Schoolboys prodigy with a big reputation and was yearning to make his mark in Matt Busby’s free-flowing team. With Tommy Taylor away with England on international duty for a game against Northern Ireland, his big chance arrived, five days short of his 19th birthday.<br><br>The famous footballing Knight spoke to MUTV some time ago about his bow in great detail as he offered his recollections of the start of an incredible odyssey.<br><br>”It was the longest time I’d ever been off the pitch injured,” recalled Sir Bobby. “There was a lad called Keith Marsden who played centre-back for Manchester City Reserves and we both hit the ball at the same time and my ankle swelled up. Three weeks later, Sir Matt Busby asked me how I was.<br>http://www.manutd.com/<br>
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