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Emotional Robbie Savage Watches Son's Debut From Commentary Booth

Emotional Robbie Savage Watches Son's Debut From Commentary Booth
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Charlie Savage made his Manchester debut tonight, coming off the bench against Young Boys at Old Trafford in the 89th minute of the 1-1 draw the clubs played out. It was obviously a memorable occasion for the 18-year-old but what made the occasion extra-special was that his father Robbie Savage was looking down in the Old Trafford commentary booth.

Robbie Savage had himself been handed a professional contract with Manchester United in 1994 but never made an appearance for the senior team having been in the youth academy with the likes of Gary Neville and David Beckham.


Although Robbie Savage has a reputation these days of being a ‘b*nter merchant’, and may rub some people up the wrong way, you would have to have a heart of stone not to be moved by his words and emotions.

Robbie Savage gets emotional

Before kickoff, the elder Savage spoke passionately about his son’s achievements and work ethic that has gotten him so far at the tender age of just 18, stating confidently that “It’s him that’s done it not me. I’ve opened no doors for him. He’s done it on his own.


“I’m starting to tear up actually. What the boy has achieved. Charlie Savage has achieved so much in his young life. He’s never been top of the group, he’s always had to meet targets, every two years, when he was on the borderline, was he going to get kept on?

“His application, his work ethic, his desire. He’s humble. That has got him to where he’s got. I think at times it’s been harder for him.

“And I’m not at all categorising myself in the same class as Rio (Ferdinand), but as a father who’s been a footballer, when I’m standing on the side line, people automatically think that Charlie’s going to be like his dad. He’s not like me, he’s his own player.

“And at times it’s been harder for him so what he’s achieved in his young life, you know I’m just absolutely delighted. My father, who’s sadly not with us, took me all around the country and he would be looking down on his grandson, as proud as I am.”

Football has a way of sanctifying the bond between fathers and sons, and it was a night that neither Robbie Savage nor Charlie will ever forget.

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