Manchester United fans will soon be sitting in the Bobby Charlton Stand at Old Trafford

The South Stand is to be renamed in early April

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Manchester United legend Bobby Charlton is to be honoured by the club as the South Stand is set to be renamed after the World Cup winner.

The South Stand currently is home to the home and away team dugouts, along with the media facilities in Old Trafford. It holds just under 10,000 seats.

The move follows the West Stand being named after former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson in 2011. Charlton is already immortalised outside Old Trafford. He is depicted in a statue along with Denis Law and George Best.

A General view of Old Trafford, The United Trinity statue of former players George Best, Denis Law and Bobby Charlton can be seen. Picture by: Richard Sellers / EMPICS Sport

Charlton is possibly the most famous player in Manchester United's history. The 78-year-old played 758-times for United, only Ryan Giggs has made more appearances for the club. 

He is also has scored more goals for the club than any other player. Charlton scored 249-goals for the club, but looks set to be overtaken by Wayne Rooney in the coming months. The current United current captain currently trails the record by five goals.

The South Stand will formally be renamed ahead of the Premier League game against Everton on April 2nd.