We are all sending our support to David Brooks
Everybody at Manchester United is offering support to David Brooks, after it was announced on Wednesday that the Bournemouth and Wales midfielder has cancer.
The 24-year-old said he has Stage 2 Hodgkin lymphoma but that “the prognosis is a positive one” and he will start treatment next week.
Our former youth-team player Joe Thompson beat the life-threatening condition during his playing career and has already contacted Brooks at this difficult time.
We’re all with you, David. Sending our well wishes for a speedy recovery ❤️— Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 13, 2021
“So I have reached out to him and I have spoken to quite a few of his team-mates, and his agent, because I have been in that situation,” Thompson told us. “He is 24 and I was 23 when I got diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma.
“It is quite overwhelming, and I know for a fact he will be lifted by the support that he is getting from the footballing world.
“But he has got his journey to get through and if I can obviously help him and support him in any way shape or form, then I will do.”
“I obviously don't know the ins and outs about the diagnosis, but he is going to be okay and we are just going to need to make sure we get him through it.
“I am wishing him all the best.”
Like Joe, everybody at Old Trafford is thinking of David Brooks and sending our support.