Former Manchester United and Leeds defender Gordon McQueen (59) has been diagnosed with Cancer of the Larynx and will have treatment at the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesborough.
McQueen capped 30 times for Scotland was an inaugural part of the great Leeds side who won the 1973/74 League title going 29 games unbeaten in the process. McQueen was unfortunate to have missed the following seasons European Cup Final after been sent off against Barcelona in the semi’s, Leeds lost 2-0 to Bayern Munich in the Final.
In 1978 McQueen moved to Old Trafford for £495,000 and declared “99% of players want to join Manchester United the rest are liars”. McQueen won an FA Cup Medal with United in 1983 beating Brighton and Hove Albion in a replay before leaving Old Trafford after losing his place to Paul McGrath in the starting line-up.
McQueen’s Daughter Hayley (32) has kept the McQueen family name at United as she appears as a Journalist on Manchester United’s in-house TV Channel MUTV, while also working with Sky Sports. Good Luck Gordon on your fight with Cancer, if anyone can beat it, you can!