Norman Hunter


Norman Hunter "severely unwell" as Leeds hero continues coronavirus fight

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Leeds United legend Norman Hunter is continuing his fight against COVID-19 but remains "severely unwell". 

The club have been updating the fans on the condition of their former centre-half.

The 76-year old was taken ill last week, undergoing treatment since.

Hunter was a vital cog of the Don Revie-managed Leeds side that won First Division titles in both 1969 and 1974.

The man dubbed 'Bite Yer Legs' played 540 times for the Yorkshire club, and won 28 England caps.

Only Jack Charlton, Billy Bremner and Paul Reaney have made more Leeds appearances.

Hunter was part of the England squad that won the 1966 World Cup, but had to settle for a supporting role with the partnership of Leeds team-mate Jack Charlton and Bobby Moore preferred by Alf Ramsey.

In a statement, Leeds wrote on Thursday:

Norman Hunter continues to battle the COVID-19 virus in hospital and whilst he is, as expected, fighting incredibly hard, remains severely unwell.

His family would like to take this opportunity to thank all Leeds United supporters for their amazing messages and well wishes.

They would also like to say a huge thank you the NHS doctors and nurses who continue to do an amazing job 24 hours a day for Norman and all of those currently in their care.

As a club, we would also like to thank our fans, the wider football community and the media for respecting the wishes of privacy from the family at this time.

We will continue to provide regular updates in the coming days.

Keep fighting Norman, we are all with you.

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