Robson confirmed as United ambassador
( dpa ) - Former Manchester United captain Bryan Robson was confirmed as a global ambassador for the club Thursday.
The midfielder was arguably United's greatest hero of the eighties, playing 461 times for the club and scoring 98 goals.
He will work alongside Sir Bobby Charlton in his new role.
"I'm delighted to have the chance to work alongside Sir Bobby Charlton and to be such a central part of Manchester United's future," Robson told the club website.
"Since signing for the club in 1981, it has always been special to me.
"I enjoyed the happiest and most memorable times of my career at Old Trafford and it will be great to play a role in making the club even more successful."
Robson has had a disappointing managerial career with Middlesbrough, Bradford, West Bromwich Albion and, most recently, Sheffield United.
"Bryan Robson was the outstanding player of his generation," said United chief executive David Gill.
"Skilful, fearless and totally committed, he is someone who remains close to the hearts of anyone who saw him play.
"His relationship with Manchester United supporters is second to none and I look forward to working with him for the benefit of the club, the team and the fans."