As former Manchester United captain Bryan Robson fights his battle to overcome throat cancer, it becomes relevant to have a look at his 2007, 302 page paperback autobiography ‘Robbo’ in which he reveals a fascinating insight into his days with England and United. He straddles several unique eras in football, from the seventies through to Ron Atkinson in the 80’s then on to the reign of Sir Alex Ferguson, the coming of Eric Cantona and the advent of the Premier League as we know it today. Robson was nicknamed ‘Captain Marvel’ by his late, former England manager Sir Bobby Robson which aptly described a colourful, aggressive and vibrant legend.
Manchester United fans were shocked to learn that club legend Bryan Robson has had an operation to get rid of a cancerous tumour in his throat. The 54 year old Captain Marvel had the surgery in Thailand where he is the current head coach of the national team. A statement confirmed the news saying that Robson is expected to fully recover. “Bryan Robson underwent an operation to remove a tumor from his throat on March 3 in a hospital in Bangkok” the statement read “The laboratory report revealed a cancerous tumor, 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.” Let’s remember some of his finest moments in this video with the very best wishes from Truly Reds for Robson to make a full recovery.
This weekends visit of West Bromwich Albion to Old Trafford rekindles memories of the best transfer deal Manchester United ever made between the two clubs. Ron Atkinson had just taken over from Dave Sexton in 1981 when he went back to The Hawthorns to grab the signature of Bryan Robson for a British record transfer fee of £1.5m. It was the best signing Atkinson ever made as Robson became known as Captain Marvel and went on to play for his country 90 times, making him the sixth most capped England player of all time – and it all started at West Bromwich Albion.