The Scottish legend is known as one of the greatest players of his generation.
legend Denis Law has suffered from dementia and Alzheimer's.
Law is one of the legends of Manchester United, who has scored 237 goals in 404 games for this team. A year ago, it was announced that Sir Bobby Charlton had also suffered from dementia. The couple make up two-thirds of United Trinity statue in front of Old Trafford alongside their late teammate George Best.
After diagnosing dementia, Law said:
"It is an incredibly challenging and problematic disease and I have witnessed many friends go through this.
"You hope that it won't happen to you, even make jokes about it whilst ignoring the early signs because you don't want it to be true. You get angry, frustrated, confused and then worried, worried for your family, as they will be the ones dealing with it.
"However, the time has come to tackle this head on, excuse the pun. I recognise how my brain is deteriorating and how my memory evades me when I don't want it to and how this causes me distress in situations that are beyond my control.
"I do understand what is happening and that is why I want to address my situation now whilst I am able, because I know there will be days when I don't understand, and I hate the thought of that right now."
Law won the Ballon d'Or in 1964 and is the third highest goalscorer in the history of the club, after Wayne Rooney (253) and Sir Bobby Charlton (249).
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