Former Wales and Manchester United winger Mickey Thomas diagnosed with stomach cancer
By Dan Sansom
Last Updated: 09/02/19 4:04pm
Former Wales and Manchester United winger Mickey Thomas has been diagnosed with stomach cancer.
The 64-year-old will begin treatment on Monday after receiving the diagnosis in January.
Thomas won 51 caps for Wales during his career and played for Manchester United from 1978-1981. He also spent nine seasons with Wrexham across two spells before making his final appearance as a 38-year-old in 1993.
The former winger famously scored the equaliser with a superb free-kick when Wrexham, then of the fourth tier, knocked out league champions Arsenal in the 1992 FA Cup third round.
"I hope I've got a few more moments," Thomas told WalesOnline.
"I've got a serious problem. I know that and I've got a big fight ahead of me obviously.
"It's one that I've not foreseen coming, but obviously it's happening and I've just got to get on with it."
A crowdfunding page has been set up to help Thomas and by Saturday afternoon it had reached over £9,000.
Thomas has been a co-commentator on Manchester United games on local radio in recent years and still remains very close to the club.
The funding page states: "Still such a presence around Old Trafford and very much a part of the United family, Mickey is one of the most loveable guys you could meet.
"He shouldn't be worrying about money during this tough time.
"We want his focus to be on beating this awful disease and getting back with us all as soon as possible."
Thomas also played for Everton, Brighton, Stoke, Chelsea, West Bromwich Albion, Derby, Shrewsbury and Leeds during his 22-year playing career.