Robbie Savage's Emotional Introduction Of His Son, Charlie, On Man Utd Debut Will Give You Goosebumps
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Robbie Savage was given the honour of introducing his son, Charlie, for his Manchester United debut against Young Boys and it's incredibly wholesome.
United made wholesale changes for this evening's Champions League clash and 18-year-old Savage was named on the bench.
It's the first time he's made the first team squad since signing a professional contract in April.
His dad commentated on the game for BT Sport and when the 89th minute came, so did Savage's time to shine.
"Coming on for Man Utd, Charlie Savage for Juan Mata..."
"Wow, I never believed I'd say those words, what a proud day!"
A lovely moment as @RobbieSavage8 introduces his son for his Man Utd debut :heart:#UCL pic.twitter.com/4NLKC4BTgv
- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) December 8, 2021
Darren Fletcher handed over to Savage who said: "Coming on for Manchester United, Charlie Savage for Juan Mata...
"Wow, I never believed I'd say those words here at Manchester United, what a proud day for my boy. All the hard work... what a day for me, his mother, his nanna, his grandparents and most importantly for that boy there.
"So proud of him Darren, it's an amazing moment for him."
Zidane Iqbal, who is close friends with Charlie, replaced Jesse Lingard meaning the two friends stepped onto the Old Trafford pitch for the first time together.
The game ended 1-1 and while United were guaranteed top spot no matter what, this was a lovely touch.
As a dad, I felt that. Wow. https://t.co/AkgtyoJZUB
- Jonny Alves (@JonnyLFC93) December 8, 2021
I'm not crying, you are https://t.co/SqWW17glxQ
- Dan Barker Gray (@DanBarkerGray) December 8, 2021
As a parent, this must be right up there with the stuff of dreams.
Love it. https://t.co/RPkcQHHy3z
- Michael McGuire (@1MichaelMcGuire) December 8, 2021
Why you gotta make a grown man cry???!!! THIS IS WHY WE LOVE FOOTBALL!!! https://t.co/N2ZBMWHDKQ
- Couch Sports Adam (@CouchSportsAdam) December 8, 2021
Savage had paid tribute to his son pre-match and nearly burst into tears live on-air.
He told Jake Humphrey: "As a father, when I'm standing on the sidelines, people automatically think Charlie is going to be like his dad but he's not like me, he's his own player. What he's achieved in his young life, I'm absolutely delighted."
Mason Greenwood gave United an early lead with his acrobatic effort, before Fabian Rieder curled home an equaliser just before half-time.
The draw means United finish top with 11 points, while Young Boys finish bottom of Group F with five points.
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Topics: Football, Manchester United, Champions League