Manchester United and England legend Bobby Charlton has been diagnosed with dementia.
The news was confirmed by Charlton’s wife Norma to the Telegraph with the move aimed at raising awareness of the condition.
United then confirmed the same by stating on their portal: “Everyone at Manchester United is saddened that this terrible disease has afflicted Sir Bobby Charlton.
“We continue to offer our love and support to Sir Bobby and his family.”
The 83-year-old was a survivor of the 1958 Munich air disaster and has been part of the United team as a director all through his life.
He his highly rated among footballers in England after helping them to the World Cup triumph in 1966 and was his country’s record goalscorer until Wayne Rooney overtook him in 2015.
From the international scene, Charlton won three league titles at United and scored two goals in the final of their first European Cup win during a 17-year playing career with the club.