Manchester United fans sang “there’s only one Bryan Robson” on repeat during the 1-0 victory over Bolton at the weekend. After it was announced that he has had an operation to rid him of throat cancer, the former United captain has received a lot of support and is hopeful for the future.

“The prognosis is good, so I count myself extremely lucky and am even more committed to raising funds to help improve the lives of vulnerable youngsters,” said Robson. “I have been overwhelmed by the support of United fans and well-wishers, and I hope everyone in Asia joins me in supporting these events.”