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Bryan Robson battling cancer

Former England captain Bryan Robson has undergone surgery for throat cancer, Manchester United have announced.

Robson was in Bangkok when he had the operation on March 3 and United said specialists are optimistic about his chances of a full recovery.

The former United captain is currently combining his work as an ambassador for the club with coaching the Thai national team.

A statement said: “At this moment Bryan is fine to continue with his role as Thailand coach.”

Although it seems Robson has managed to catch the tumour at an early stage, news of the operation will come as a shock.

Robson won 90 caps for England, including 65 as captain.

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