Simply put, Charlton was an extraordinary player and towering figure in Manchester United history.
A man whose resilience in the face of unspeakable tragedy helped heal a devastated team and country, setting both on the course for better days ahead.
A man who devoted his life to the club he loved, serving as a public face during a time of widespread instability both on the pitch and in the boardroom.
Thankfully, United were able to honor him over the weekend by staging yet another late second-half comeback against a bottom-half-of-the-table team on a wonder strike from a guy not known for scoring goals.
And next weekend, United will play at Old Trafford for the first time in the league since Sir Bobby’s death when they meet, oh no, Manchester City. Pep Guardiola has said they’ll do their part to honor Charlton before the match. Too bad they probably won’t do it during the match, because this United team needs all the help it can get.