Manchester United legend Sir Bobby Charlton diagnosed with dementia

Sir Bobby Charlton has been diagnosed with dementia.

The news has been revealed by his wife, Lady Norma Charlton, as per The Telegraph.

It has been a sad week for Manchester United fans following the death of Charlton’s former team-mate Nobby Stiles, who passed away on Friday. Stiles had also been diagnosed with dementia.

The pair were part of England’s legendary team of 1966 and Manchester United’s first European Cup-winners two years later.

Charlton’s wife shared the news with the Telegraph with the view that the knowledge of her husband’s diagnosis could help others.

The 83-year-old is celebrated for his achievements in the 1966 World Cup, 1968 European Cup (scoring twice in the final versus Benfica), winning the Ballon d’Or and surviving the Munich Air Disaster of 1958.

He scored 249 goals in 758 games for United despite being a midfielder, and is seen as one of the greatest legends to represent the club.

A new film on Sir Bobby’s brother, Finding Jack Charlton, will also report that the former United star is living with dementia.

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