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Former Manchester United player Gordon McQueen diagnosed with dementia as family warns of potential risks of heading the ball

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straight to your inbox every day for freeFormer Manchester United player Gordon McQueen has been diagnosed with dementia, his family said.They said the former Scottish international fears his diagnosis of vascular dementia may be linked to persistent heading of the ball during his time as a player.McQueen, 68, who won the FA Cup with United in 1983, wants to warn footballers today of the potential risks associated with heading the ball, a family statement said.He was diagnosed in January, and in recent times worked as a pundit on Sky Sports.

He had previously been diagnosed with throat cancer.He is the latest ex-footballer to be diagnosed with dementia, with Sir Bobby Charlton also being diagnosed.His brother Jack Charlton and fellow 1966.

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