Date published: Sunday 1st November 2020 1:56
Manchester United and England legend Sir Bobby Charlton has been diagnosed with dementia.
The Daily Telegraph said that the 83-year-old’s wife, Lady Norma, was happy for the Charlton’s condition to be reported.
The newspaper said Lady Norma had given the breaking of the news her “blessing”, with the news coming two days after his club and country team-mate Nobby Stiles died after his own battle with the illness.
In July, Sir Bobby’s brother Jack also died, himself having previously being diagnosed with dementia.
Gary Lineker, whose 48 England goals put him one behind Sir Bobby in the all-time goalscoring charts, wrote on Twitter: “Yet another hero of our 1966 World Cup winning team has been diagnosed with dementia.
“Perhaps the greatest of them all, @SirBobby. This is both very sad and deeply concerning.”
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