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GOAL! – Watch Diogo Dalot’s wonderstrike leads Manchester United to win against Sheffield United from outside 18-yard

Manchester United’s manager, Erik ten Hag, expressed a profound sense of loss following the passing of the legendary Sir Bobby Charlton, describing him as both a “legend and giant” in the world of football. The team’s 2-1 victory against Sheffield United was driven by a deep desire to pay a fitting tribute to the 1966 World Cup hero, Charlton, who had passed away at the age of 86 just hours before the kick-off at Bramall Lane. Diogo Dalot’s remarkable late goal served as a spectacular winner in honor of Charlton.

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Prior to the game, the United players were determined to secure a victory in memory of Sir Bobby. Their determination bore fruit when the in-form midfielder, Scott McTominay, expertly put the visitors ahead just before the half-hour mark. However, a superb penalty by Oli McBurnie, shortly after McTominay’s goal, brought Sheffield United level, making the match even more poignant. But it was Diogo Dalot who ultimately provided the fitting ending, paying tribute to the man who had left an indelible mark on Manchester United during his illustrious 17-year career at Old Trafford.

The news of Charlton’s passing deeply affected the players, as revealed by Man of the Match, Harry Maguire. Speaking to Sky Sports, Maguire reminisced about how Charlton would light up the dressing room with his presence, regardless of the match outcome. Charlton’s absence will be deeply felt by the club, but his legacy lives on.

Erik ten Hag, while regretting never having had the opportunity to meet Sir Bobby due to his recent ill health, acknowledged the immense impact and global significance of Charlton’s achievements. The visiting fans chanted his name, demonstrating the widespread respect and admiration for the football legend.

Charlton’s passing served as an extra motivation for the team, emphasizing the responsibility of carrying forward his legacy. Manchester United’s current players face the challenge of living up to the standards set by iconic figures like Charlton.

Despite the victory, the team struggled at times, reflecting their difficulty in maintaining cohesion. The match showcased instances of disjointed play, especially when Antony Martial made a choice that resulted in a missed opportunity.

Sofyan Amrabat played a crucial role in the midfield, operating as a de facto quarterback. The defensive line, led by Harry Maguire, Jonny Evans, and Victor Lindelof, was tasked with initiating attacks but often lacked the desired speed and purpose.

Despite some promising moments, the visitors’ overall performance was not entirely convincing until the late heroics of Diogo Dalot secured the victory, ensuring that Sir Bobby Charlton’s memory would be celebrated in the best possible way.

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