Manchester United to name stand after legend Bobby Charlton
"The Sir Bobby Charlton Stand will be unveiled against Everton on Saturday 2 April," the club tweeted on Monday.
The ceremony will be attended by Charlton himself.
"Bobby is, quite simply, the most iconic figure in English football history. It has been a privilege to know him and humbling to work alongside him for the last 10 years," the club's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward was quoted as saying by the BBC on Monday.
"Renaming the South Stand, which contains both the Directors' Box and the old players' changing rooms, is a fitting tribute to all that Bobby has contributed to the club both as a player and a director."
Speaking about the honour, the BBC quoted Charlton saying: "This is a great honour and I am very proud - for myself and my family."
"Manchester United has been such an important part of my life and I have so many wonderful memories of this Theatre of Dreams. As a player, I remember the goals and the marvellous players I played with.
"As a director, I have seen some outstanding matches and players. It is a special place indeed," he added.
Charlton joined the club as an apprentice in the early 1950s and made 758 appearances, scoring a record 249 goals.