Man United players and boss Erik ten Hag sign messages of condolence in memory of Sir Bobby Charlton with a commemorative tribute set to take place ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League clash at Old Trafford
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  • Man United players have signed messages in memory of Sir Bobby Charlton
  • The United and England legend sadly passed away at the age of 86 on Saturday
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Erik ten Hag was joined by members of Manchester United‘s first-team as they signed personal messages of condolence in a remembrance book set-up in memory of Sir Bobby Charlton.

The Manchester United and England legend sadly passed away at the age of 86 on Saturday after a battle with dementia.

His legendary status in English football resulted in tributes flooding in over the weekend and United have also been discussing commemorative plans with UEFA and Charlton’s family ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League clash¬†against FC Copenhagen at Old Trafford.

United opened their book of condolence to the public on Sunday following their Premier League win over Sheffield United the previous evening and thousands of supporters flocked to the club’s stadium to pay their respects.

Ten Hag and his players have now signed messages of respect for club icon at their Carrington training complex that will be added to the book of condolence later in the week.

Man United manager Erik ten Hag signed a personal message in memory of Sir Bobby Charlton at the club's training ground

Man United manager Erik ten Hag signed a personal message in memory of Sir Bobby Charlton at the club’s training ground

United have opened a book of condolence that is open for members of the public to sign

United have opened a book of condolence that is open for members of the public to sign

Charlton passed away at the age of 86 and is remembered as a legend for Manchester United and England

Charlton passed away at the age of 86 and is remembered as a legend for Manchester United and England

United held a minute's silence in memory of Sir Bobby before Ten Hag's press conference on Monday

United held a minute’s silence in memory of Sir Bobby before Ten Hag’s press conference on Monday

United’s women and academy teams will also be writing their own messages in the book that has been set-up at Carrington.

A separate room at the club’s training complex has been dedicated as a space for players and staff to pay their respects with a glossed wooden desk emblazoned with the club logo featuring a block with paper and pen.

The United manager was dressed in a neutral grey jumper and black trousers and scribbled down his personal message at the top of the page.

Club captain Bruno Fernandes was also in attendance and filled out a message paying tribute to the legacy of Charlton at United.

Club captain Bruno Fernandes signed a personal message at Carrington on Sunday

Club captain Bruno Fernandes signed a personal message at Carrington on Sunday

Summer recruit Rasmus Hojlund wore a green hoodie as he inscribed a message

Summer recruit Rasmus Hojlund wore a green hoodie as he inscribed a message

Man United academy graduate Alejandro Garnacho was one of the younger first-team stars to write a message

Man United academy graduate Alejandro Garnacho was one of the younger first-team stars to write a message

Goalkeeper Andre Onana also inscribed a personal message that will later be added to the club's book of condolence

Goalkeeper Andre Onana also inscribed a personal message that will later be added to the club’s book of condolence

Summer recruits Sergio Reguilon, Rasmus Hojlund, Mason Mount, Andre Onana and Sofyan Amrabat were also pictured penning their own fitting tributes at the training centre.

Diogo Dalot – fresh from scoring the winning goal in United’s weekend victory at Bramall Lane – signed his respects with the wreath Fernandes laid down before the game against Sheffield United also present.

Academy graduates – Alejandro Garnacho, Hannibal Mejbri and Kobbie Mainoo – who would have been raised on the club’s standards that Charlton was famous for upholding, also paid their respects.

United veterans Tom Heaton and Jonny Evans were some of the more experienced stars who penned personal messages on Sunday.

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