Sir Bobby Charlton has paid tribute to Real Madrid legend Alfredo Di Stefano who passed away today, calling him "an extremely intelligent footballer."
Speaking to the Manchester United website he said: "As one of the stars of the legendary Real Madrid team, I think Alfredo was one of the best players I ever came across and an extremely intelligent footballer."
He added: "He was somebody I really respected, having watched him from the stands at the Bernabeu and then played against him..... The footballing world has lost a great player and a great man."
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