England: The declaration came two days after Nobby Stiles, who won the 1966 World Cup and 1968 European Cup as Charlton’s colleague, passed on after his own fight with the disease.
Bobby Charlton: England World Cup champ, Manchester United determined to have dementia
LONDON: Manchester United and England incredible Bobby Charlton has been determined to have dementia.
“Everybody at Manchester United is disheartened that this awful illness has tormented Sir Bobby Charlton and we keep on offering our adoration and backing to Sir Bobby and his family,” United said in an announcement on Sunday.
The declaration came two days after Nobby Stiles, who won the 1966 World Cup and 1968 European Cup as Charlton’s colleague, kicked the bucket after his own fight with the disease.
In July, Bobby’s sibling and individual England World Cup champ Jack likewise passed on in the wake of being determined to have dementia.
The 83-year-old Charlton held England’s goalscoring record of 49 until it was broken by Wayne Rooney. The striker likewise took his United record by obscuring the 249 objectives Charlton scored for the club.
“One more saint of our 1966 World Cup-winning group has been determined to have dementia. Maybe the best of all, @SirBobby.
This is both dismal and profoundly concerning,” previous England striker Gary Lineker tweeted.
Charlton endures the 1958 Munich air fiasco that murdered eight United colleagues and was essential for the reconstructing of the club, scoring twice in the 1968 European Cup the last win over Benfica.
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