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Richard Keys labels Man Utd manager Erik ten Hag a 'disgrace' for missing Sir Bobby Charlton's funeral

Richard Keys labels Man Utd manager Erik ten Hag a 'disgrace' for missing Sir Bobby Charlton's funeral

Keys has had his say.

Richard Keys has labelled Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag a 'disgrace' for missing the funeral of club legend Sir Bobby Charlton.

Charlton, a 1966 World Cup winner with England, died at the age of 86 last month of trauma in the lungs, a fall and dementia.

He spent the vast majority of his playing career at United, winning three First Division titles, the 1968 European Cup and lifted the Ballon d'Or for his club and international exploits in 1966.

Charlton played a key role in helping to rebuild the club after the Munich air disaster in 1958, and was appointed to the board of directors at the club in 1984.

His funeral is being held today (Monday) at Manchester Cathedral, with a range of past and present footballing figures attending the service.

Among them include current United players Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, Tom Heaton and Jonny Evans.

But manager Ten Hag is not present, with reports claiming he has an 'unbreakable and long-standing personal commitment in the Netherlands'.

The nature of this commitment has not been reported. Many current players are not present due to international duty.

Keys, who is a presenter for beIN Sports, took to X (Twitter) to slam the United boss over not being present at Charlton's funeral today.

He wrote: "I don't care what it is that Ten Hag claims was 'an unbreakable commitment' in Holland - there is no way that he should've missed Sir Bobby Charlton's funeral.

"It's a disgrace. There would be no Utd without the likes of Sir Bob. RIP. And thank you for what you gave to all of us."

Among the other former personnel listed as being expected to attend are legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson and ex-players Wayne Rooney, Ryan Giggs, Ashley Young, Roy Keane and Paul Scholes.

Featured Image Credit: Getty / beIN Sports

Topics: Erik Ten Hag, Premier League, Manchester United