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Man Utd legend in car crash before Everton win with police called to scene

MANCHESTER United legend Bryan Robson was yesterday involved in a car crash while heading to watch his old club’s victory over Everton.

The 66-year-old was driving to Old Trafford when his blue Mercedes S350d was hit from behind by another vehicle – damaging the boot and bumper.

Former Manchester United captain Bryan Robson was involved in a car crash on the way to Old Trafford

Police cordoned off the scene and Robson eventually made it to Old Trafford on time

Police officers attended, closing one lane while debris was removed from the dual carriageway.

Robson – nicknamed Captain Marvel during his playing days – stood on the grass embankment hugging a young lad while chatting to cops.

The ex-midfielder was dressed in official club colours ready for his role as a Manchester United ambassador.

An onlooker said: “I didn’t see the other vehicle involved but it looks like his car had been clobbered from the behind.

“There was quite a lot of damage to the Mercedes and a section bumper was hanging off.

“It didn’t look like anyone was injured and Robson was all smiles while talking to the officers.

“He’s probably been tackled harder from behind during his playing days!”

The incident occurred at around yesterday morning on Princess Parkway, Manchester.

Robson was later spotted at the Old Trafford stadium, where United beat Everton two-nil in the lunchtime kick-off.

Robson made 470 appearances, scoring 103 goals during his 13-year stint with United before managing Middlesborough, Bradford City, West Bromwich and Sheffield United.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said it did not comment on minor road traffic incidents.

Robson is regarded as one of Manchester Unnited’s best ever midfielders and also represented England