quote by Gordon Strachan

Paul Scholes has been the best England midfield player for 30-odd years. You'd probably have to go back to Bobby Charlton to find someone who could do as much as Scholes. When the ball arrives at his feet he could tell you where every player on that pitch is at that moment. His awareness is superb.

— Gordon Strachan

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Hollywood -- that's where they give Academy Awards to Charlton Heston for acting.

[Wayne Rooney] has to be viewed as a great England striker if he breaks Sir Bobby Charlton's record. Scoring goals at international level is much more difficult than it was a few years back because even the lesser teams are well organised and don't concede too many goals these days.

We were having a trial game against Leeds, and Jack Charlton was the boss of Middlesbrough at the time.

I don't care. Charlton Heston is the head of the National Rifle Association. He deserves whatever anyone says about him.

He's a legend and I respect his work, so I went down and paid my respects when Charlton was on the set. He was nice but I think he lied a little. He said it was an honour to be in a movie with me, but I don't believe it.

If Charlton Heston can have a constitutional right carry a rifle, why can't grandma have a constitutional right to health care?

In retrospect, of course I regret calling them (Charlton fans) morons.

Imbeciles would have been more appropriate.

My Mother is Swedish and my Father is Scottish, he played for Charlton in the 1960's and was in the Army, he captained the British forces team. We then moved to S.A. because a lot of players did that at the time.

Charlton are a team who play well on the ball, but they found it hard to break us down, they didn't really have an out and out chance in front of our goal.

They wanted to jump on their own bandwagon.

Bobby Charlton had never made it as a manager. Bobby Moore hadn't either. I think they never stopped trying to put me in the same category. That was the road they went down with me.

I remember how inspiring it was to meet players like Bobby Charlton or Bryan Robson when I was a kid. I still remember Clive Allen showing up when I received a trophy for my Sunday league team.

Moses, who said to the Israelites, Stop calling me Charlton! Never got a dinner!

I was doing all the coaching schools so that I'd be able to stay in the game, and I gave myself a chance by doing that. I was only an average player, could score a goal or two, that sort of thing, but I wasn't a Bobby Charlton or a Messi, or Ronaldo. There are very, very few really great players who have become great coaches.

I've been lucky with my hair. I couldn't deal with it if I'd run out of barnet. Imagine me with a Bobby Charlton comb over.

I actually don't feel the years passing, although the younger players make sure to remind me of my age. If there's a clip of Bobby Charlton playing or a game's in black and white they'll ask: Were you playing in that Giggsy?

Now Jack Charlton wasn't wrong, I was a bad footballer.

Popularity is the pocket change of history.

The true measure is courage. There will never be another Charlton Heston.

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