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Fitness & Health

07th Apr 2017

Former Manchester United striker Andrew Cole undergoes kidney transplant operation

Paul Moore

Former Manchester United and Newcastle striker Andrew Cole has had a kidney transplant operation at Manchester Royal Infirmary, the Red Devils website has announced.

The statement reads: “Manchester United Ambassador Andrew Cole has undergone a kidney transplant operation at Manchester Royal Infirmary as part of his treatment for a condition called Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis.”

It adds: “During his recuperation, Andrew will be taking a break from his role as Manchester United Ambassador. Andrew and his family would like to thank the club and fans for their support. They also request that he can continue with his treatment in private, and ask that their privacy is respected.”

During his spell at Old Trafford, the striker won five Premier League titles, two FA Cups and a Champions League title during a six-year period.

It’s clear that the entire football community is behind the former Newcastle, Arsenal and Manchester City striker during this difficult moment.

We hope he gets better soon.