Manchester United legend Gordon McQueen is to be treated for cancer of the larynx.
The former defender still has close ties with Old Trafford, making regular appearances on the club's official television channel, MUTV.
A statement released on behalf of the McQueen family on Friday afternoon said: "Gordon McQueen has been diagnosed with cancer of the larynx and will undergo treatment at the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough."
Everybody at Manchester United would like to wish Gordon a very speedy recovery. Fans can post messages of support in the Legends forum at manutd.com/talkingreds.