NOBBY Stiles, a World Cup winner with England in 1966 and a Manchester United legend, has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.
The 71-year-old received the news on a routine trip to his GP with his John saying the family hopes he will make a full recovery.
Mr Stiles famously danced a jig with his false teeth in one hand after glory at Wembley in 1966 and claimed European Cup glory with United.
He received messages of well wishes throughout the world of football.
Speaking to The Sunday Mirror, former England star Mike Summerbee said: “This is very sad news but the fact that they have managed to diagnose it early is really encouraging.”