(Video) Emotional moment as Robbie Savage commentates on his son’s Manchester United debut

Robbie Savage was a very proud father as he commentated on his son’s Manchester United debut on Wednesday night.

Writing for The Mirror, he said: “There was nothing more pleasing to me than when my son Charlie stepped on that pitch in the 89th minute to make his debut for Manchester United at Old Trafford in the Champions League and I was commentating for BT Sport, bringing him on.

“It was the greatest night of my life and the greatest night of his life.”

It was a class moment and when I saw young Charlie on the team sheet, with the game being a dead rubber, all I wanted was to see him make his debut.

“It is amazing what the boy has achieved,” Savage said on BT Sport before the match after his son was named on the bench.

You could hear the emotion in Savage’s throat as he responds to his son appearing for United’s first team, in what is a massive achievement for the youngster.

I know Savage isn’t everyone’s cup of tea as a commentator, but you can appreciate this moment as it was lovely to see.

It’s the same for any kid making his debut for United. The pride their parents and extended loved ones feel, seeing one of their own doing what they do best on the biggest stage.

Savage wasn’t the only United debutant on Wednesday night. Zidane Iqbal came on at the same time to become the club’s first British South Asian footballer.

Next on the wish list for Charlie is an appearance in the Premier League.

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