A “Captain Marvel” movie – not the last Avenger but Manchester United legend Bryan Robson


The red carpet was rolled out for a Reds legend at the premiere of a film about the life and career of former Manchester United and England captain Bryan Robson.

“Captain Marvel,” as United fans call him, isn’t someone who normally attracts attention, but Robson was the star attraction among all the famous faces including Sir Alex Ferguson, the Rooneys and Gazza at Home in Manchester.

Wayne and Coleen Rooney at the premiere of Robbo in Manchester Credit: ITV Granada

The film is the first time Robson has documented his life story in a film.

The 64-year-old has played 461 times for United, scoring 99 goals and winning two Premier League titles, three FA Cups and the European Cup Winners’ Cup.

Bryan Robson, Sir Alex Ferguson, Wayne Rooney, Michael Carrick and Harry Maguire at the premiere of Robbo: The Bryan Robson Story.

Robson said: “It was a little weird when a friend of mine called and talked about grandchildren and they will have kids and don’t you think it would be good to document your life and career. I said I would think about it.

“Then with the tough times people were going through with the pandemic, I just thought it was a good time to come out with something like this and encourage people to try and achieve things.”

Current Manchester United captain Harry Maguire as well as the club’s interim manager Michael Carrick also attended the event.

Robson’s former England teammate Paul Gascoigne has said former United Number 7 is his idol.

Robbo: The Bryan Robson Story is released on November 29.