By Alex Glenn • 19 August 2021 • 14:27
Denis Law: Man Utd and Scotland legend diagnosed with dementia Credit: Twitter
Denis Law: Man Utd and Scotland legend diagnosed with dementia. Sadly, Law aged 81 has revealed that he is suffering from vascular dementia and that he has Alzheimer’s.
He is not the only player to suffer from this disease and Sir Bobby Charlton, his former United teammate was diagnosed with dementia last November. Law has spoken of the hard road ahead of him.
“This will not be an easy journey especially for the people who love you the most,” said Law.
“I know the road ahead will be hard, demanding, painful and ever changing and so ask for understanding and patience.
“I recognise how my brain is deteriorating and how my memory evades me when I don’t want it to and how this causes me distress in situations that are beyond my control.
“I do understand what is happening and that is why I want to address my situation now whilst I am able, because I know there will be days when I don’t understand and I hate the thought of that right now.”
The Manchester United legend has scored 30 international goals and is known as one of the country’s best players.
Manchester United have offered their support to the football great. “Denis Law will always be one of this club’s greatest legends and everybody at Manchester United sends our love and best wishes to him and his family,” said the club.
“We know our fans around the world will also rally behind him. We applaud Denis’s brave words and will continue to offer whatever support we can as he adapts to this challenging condition.”
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Originally from the UK, Alex is based in Almeria and is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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