LONDON (AFP) – Manchester United showed support for club legend and England World Cup winner Bobby Charlton (pic below) after it was revealed the 83-year-old has been diagnosed with dementia.
The Telegraph said Charlton’s wife Norma had given her “blessing” for the condition to be reported in breaking the news on Sunday.
In July, Charlton’s brother Jack died having previously being diagnosed with dementia.
The announcement of Bobby’s illness coming two days after Charlton’s former United and England teammate Nobby Stiles died aged 78.
The pair, along with his brother Jack, were members of England’s 1966 World Cup-winning team.
“Everyone at Manchester United is saddened that this terrible disease has afflicted Sir Bobby Charlton and we continue to offer our love and support to Sir Bobby and his family,” United said in a statement.