Sir Bobby and Lady Norma Charlton.

United saddened by Sir Bobby diagnosis

Manchester United has issued a statement in response to the news that Sir Bobby Charlton has been diagnosed with dementia.

The 83-year-old, a legend for club and country, won three league titles, a European Cup and an FA Cup in addition to the World Cup with England in 1966.

Lady Norma Charlton has confirmed the news in the hope that it will help others after Sir Bobby's brother, Jack, and close friend and former colleague, Nobby Stiles, both sadly passed away with the illness.

“Everyone at Manchester United is saddened that this terrible disease has afflicted Sir Bobby Charlton and we continue to offer our love and support to Sir Bobby and his family,” said the club in an official statement.

Sir Bobby is second on the list of all-time appearance-makers for United - he led the way on 758 games before Ryan Giggs overtook him in 2008 - and is clearly one of the greatest players in the club's illustrious history.