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'What a proud day for my boy' - lovely moment as Robbie Savage introduces son on United debut

18-year-old Charlie Savage came off the bench in the second half of tonight’s 1-1 draw with Young Boys.
Dec 8th 2021, 11:01 PM 24,483 6

manchester-united-v-young-boys-uefa-champions-league-group-f-old-trafford Charlie Savage came on for Juan Mata in the second half of United's Champions League game tonight. Source: PA

THERE WAS A lovely moment at Old Trafford tonight during Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with Young Boys in the group stages of the Champions League.

As 18-year-old Charlie Savage made his United debut, his father, Robbie, introduced him on co-commentary duty with BT Sport.

Ralf Rangnick called on Savage in the second half, and it was a really special moment for his proud father, whose own professional career also started at United.

“Coming on for Manchester United, Charlie Savage for Juan Mata,” Robbie beamed.

“Wow, I never believed I’d ever 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 nana, his grandparents, and most importantly for that boy there, Charlie Savage. So proud of him, it’s just an amazing moment for him.”

An emotional Robbie also spoke beautifully before the match, when news filtered through that Charlie had made the bench.

“I’m starting to tear up. Charlie Savage has achieved so much in his young life,” he smiled, detailing his son’s path to this point:

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