Former England manager Sir Bobby Robson has died at the age of 76, following a long battle with cancer

United’s players and staff held a minute’s silence at the training ground on Friday morning.

Flags at the Football Association headquarters in London’s Soho Square and at Wembley Stadium will fly at half mast.

Ipswich flags are also flying at half mast at Portman Road and there will be two minutes’ silence before Friday evening’s friendly against Real Valladolid which kicks off at 1930 BST.

Robson, who was first diagnosed with cancer 18 years ago in 1991, fought a brave battle against the disease. He beat bowel cancer in 1992, a malignant melanoma in 1995 and a tumour in his right lung and a brain tumour, both in 2006.

In 2007 he vowed to “battle as I’ve always done” following the start of chemotherapy treatment after being diagnosed with cancer for the fifth time.

He made his final public appearance at a charity match at St James’ Park on Sunday

A statement issued on behalf of Robson’s family said: “It is with great sadness that it has been announced today that Sir Bobby Robson has lost his long and courageous battle with cancer.

“He died very peacefully this morning (Friday) at his home in County Durham with his wife and family beside him.

“Sir Bobby’s funeral will be private and for family members only.

“A thanksgiving service in celebration of Sir Bobby’s life will be held at a later date for his many friends and colleagues.

“Lady Robson and the family would very much appreciate it if their privacy could be respected at this difficult time.”

Robson is survived by his wife Elsie, and their three children.
Source : BBC Sport