Club saddened by Andy Goram news

Monday 30 May 2022 13:44

Everybody at Manchester United is thinking of Andy Goram and his family after our former goalkeeper announced he has terminal cancer.

The 58-year-old is best known for playing 184 times with Rangers, where he proudly won five league titles and five domestic cups. He later joined United on loan in the 2000/01 season and made two appearances in the Premier League title run-in. 

Sir Alex Ferguson had always been a fan of the man nicknamed ‘The Goalie’ since handing him the first of 43 Scotland caps in 1985, before taking him to the 1986 World Cup in Mexico. 

Goram's cancer was announced in April and, tragically, he has now confirmed he has only six months left to live. Andy has bravely turned down the chance of chemotherapy after witnessing how ill it made his ex-wife Miriam, who battled cancer last year.

Gorum became a Rangers legend in the 1990s and briefly joined United in 2001.

Speaking to the Daily Record Goram said he “will fight like never before” and that doctors have told him to “enjoy everyday life and be as normal as possible”.

Goram said he is able to continue to see friends and supporters’ clubs and “still be myself”.

He added: “I’ll be here as long as I possibly can. The only difference is the timebomb ticking away”.

Andy, everyone at United is thinking of you and sending you strength at this difficult time.