Sir Bobby Charlton offers support to Manchester United players after every single game, according to assistant Michael Carrick.
Carrick, who was a player at United since 2006 before taking his role as assistant to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, was speaking at the premiere of the documentary celebrating another club legend, Sir Matt Busby.
Discussing the proud history of the club, Carrick revealed how Sir Bobby will come into the United dressing room after every game, regardless of the result, to offer advice.
“He comes into the changing room after every single game,” Carrick said. “His support is unwavering.
“Ever since I came to the club that’s something that stands out – the support you’ve got from real legends and icons. Not just from this club, but throughout football.
“Sir Bobby has been a huge support for me personally, but for every single player. Whether it is a good result or bad result he comes and shakes your hand and tells you not to worry it’ll be better next week, or well done and more of the same next week, depending on the result.”
Explaining how the input from legends like Charlton can help the current squad, Carrick said understanding United’s decorated past is key to playing for the club.
“It’s part of the history and traditions of this club,” he said. “It lives on.
“It’s kind of the perfect position at the moment for the group that we’ve got. It’s to understand what it takes, the ups and downs that life, not just football, can bring that you’ve got to overcome.
“To be able to get to the top and stay at the top are different things. The sacrifices you’ve got to make.
“As a player myself I was hugely privileged and fully aware of the position I was in to be able to represent this club.
“There is a responsibility that comes with playing for this club that probably doesn’t come with other clubs. It’s got that special nature about it.
“I was fully aware of it and I’m sure the boys now are. Keep playing like that with a smile on your faces and that represents the club the best way you can.”