These are the Adidas boots worn by Sir Bobby Charlton in his final league game for Manchester United. His final league game in a Manchester shirt was played against Chelsea on 28th April 1973, when the team suffered a 1 – 0 loss at Stamford Bridge.
The boots were given away along with a pair of season tickets in a prize competition run by the Daily Express newspaper.
Entrants were asked to name the young player they most felt would fill Sir Bobby’s boots in the England team in the years to come along with their reasons. The winner Mr Whitelegg suggested Trevor Francis, who at the time played with Birmingham City.