A Manchester United legend is recovering after collapsing at Manchester Airport moments before jetting off on a family holiday.Denis Law and his wife, Diana, were about to fly to Menorca on Saturday when he collapsed. He was rushed to Trafford General Hospital, where doctors said the 76-year-old’s sudden turn was due to a vasovagal condition, a sudden loss of blood to the head that causes fainting.
Now recovering at home, Law – who beat prostate cancer in 2003 – told The Sun about the scare and how he hopes to resume his holiday soon. “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.”
Law struck 236 goals in 404 appearances in a glittering career for Manchester United that included winning the 1968 European Cup. He was awarded a CBE earlier this year for his services to football and charities Cancer UK and Meningitis Now.