Manchester United legend Bryan Robson will be part of April’s three-city tour of Asia despite recently undergoing treatment for throat cancer.
Robson, the longest-serving captain in club history, is adamant he will attend all three fundraising gala dinners in Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong, where unique club memorabilia and experiences will be auctioned to raise funds for United for UNICEF and the Manchester United Foundation.
Said Robson: “The prognosis is good, so I count myself extremely lucky and am even more committed to raising funds to help improve the lives of vulnerable youngsters. I have been overwhelmed by the support of United fans and well wishers, and I hope everyone in Asia joins me in supporting these events.”
Robson will be joined on the tour by Andrew Cole, the second-highest goal scorer in Premiership history. Cole is also committed to the important work of the Foundation, and is looking forward to the tour: “It is fantastic news that Bryan will be joining me on the tour. We are both looking forward to seeing all our fans across Asia, and really making a difference to the children there who need help the most.”
To celebrate Robson’s participation in the events, which had been in some doubt while he underwent