Manchester United legend Denis Law is presently recovering from his collapse which he suffered on a plane at the Manchester Airport. The 76-year-old explained that he suddenly felt a pain on his chest and then slumped over in his seat. He was travelling ahead of a family holiday.
The legend who is also known as “The King” at Old Trafford was with his wife when the incident happened as they were going to Menorca, Spain for a summer break, as reported by Manchester Evening News.
Law was immediately taken to the Trafford General Hospital. He was later released by the doctors after intensive checks and tests.
The Doctors explained that Law suffered what is known as vasovagal attack in medical terms. It is the sudden fainting episode one suffers after a number of various triggers at the same time.
“I went white and did not feel well at all. The next thing I collapsed while in my seat. I feel better now, but I’m having tests as it’s happened a few times in the past few years. It’s not pleasant; one time I thought I’d snuffed it. Hopefully I’ll be able to join the holiday soon.” Law said.
Law is a former Scotland international and was one part of the three players known as the “Holy Trinity” of Manchester United. He scored a total of 237 goals for the club in his 11-year stint. The other two players of the famous trio were Sir Bobby Charlton and George Best.
The one third of the “Best-Law-Charlton” era is a father-of-five and is a fundraiser for Cancer Research UK. He is also a patron for the charity Meningitis Now.
Law made a recovery from prostate cancer in 2003.
He was part of the famous Manchester United team of the 1960’s which went on to become the European Champions, beating Benfica in 1968 under manager Sir Matt Busby. However, he was unable to feature in the final match, owing to an injury.
Law is now third on the list of Manchester United’s all-time top goalscorer. He is behind the current club captain, Wayne Rooney and Sir Bobby Charlton, who leads the pack with 249 goals.
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