He was Manchester United’s record goalscorer until just a few years ago – when his tally of 249 was surpassed by Wayne Rooney.
Charlton also held the same record for the England national team, but Rooney broke that record as well.
Despite playing in the middle of midfield, he was known for his eye for goal and was always described as being dangerous from the edge of the penalty area.
In later life, he maintained his strong links to United, and had a stand named after him in 2016.
He was regularly spotted at Old Trafford for United home games until late last season.