Manchester United have confirmed that former captain Bryan Robson has undergone surgery for throat cancer.
Robson, who currently coaches the Thailand national side, was in Bangkok when he had the operation on 3rd March.
“Bryan Robson underwent an operation to remove a tumour from his throat on 3rd March, 2011 in a hospital in Bangkok,” a club statement read.
“The laboratory report revealed a cancerous tumour, which will need further treatment. The oncologist is confident that the condition is treatable.
“At this moment Bryan is fine to continue with his role as Thailand coach and his role as ambassador of Manchester United.
“Bryan and his family have requested that he can continue with his treatment in private and ask that their privacy is respected.”
The former Manchester United skipper is currently combining his work as a United ambassador with coaching the Thailand national team.
Robson won 90 caps for his country, 65 as captain, and was dubbed Captain Marvel by the former England manager Sir Bobby Robson.