Former British football legend reveals he has been diagnosed with dementia

Former Manchester United and Scotland footballer Denis Law has revealed he has been diagnosed with dementia.

The Old Trafford legend has said he will no longer be able to sign items for fans but will continue supporting his club and the Denis Law Legacy Trust.

In a statement, Law, 81, who scored 237 goals for the club, said he had been diagnosed with both Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia.

The forward, who was known as The King and The Lawman by United fans and Denis the Menace by opposing supporters, said he was “determined to continue watching my club, Manchester United at Old Trafford”.

He added: “Hopefully this will be a season of success and I am excited by the new signings that Ole and the club have made.”

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