Former United skipper and one of the club’s greatest ever players Bryan Robson has undergone surgery to remove a cancerous tumour on his throat.
A club statement said:
“Bryan Robson underwent an operation to remove a tumour from his throat on March 3, 2011 in a hospital in Bangkok,” a Manchester United club statement read.
“The laboratory report revealed a cancerous tumour, which will need further treatment. The oncologist is confident that the condition is treatable.”
“At this moment Bryan is fine to continue with his role as Thailand coach and his role as ambassador of Manchester United.”
Signed for a then British record fee of £1.5 million in 1981, from West Bromwich Albion, Robson went on to play over 450 games for The Reds scoring 99 goals, in a career mere mortals can only dream of.
If it wasn’t for Robson then United during the 80’s and early 90’s arguably would have been fighting relegation not winning trophies and challenging for the league, such was his importance.
Robson helped United win four FA Cups, two League titles, A European Cup Winner’s Cup and a league cup during his 13 year Old Trafford career.
Robson was also an England legend winning 90 caps 65 of them as captain and leading both club and country in such a way he earned the moniker “Captain marvel”.
Since leaving Old Trafford in 1994, Robson has managed Middlesbrough, West Bromwich Albion, Bradford and Sheffield United, with varying degrees of success.
Robson now manages the Thailand national side as well as continuing his role as an ambassador for United.
Our prayers and thought are with Robson and his family.
Although something makes me feel cancer like all Robson’s other opponents, doesn’t stand a chance.