In a rather sad development, Manchester United legend, Norman Whiteside, has confirmed he’s selling off some of his medals and memorabilia in a bid to raise some cash.
According to the Daily Mail, the 55 year old appears to be struggling financially of late, and now wants to get rid of some of his prized possessions in order to stay alive, including his FA Cup winners’ medal from 1984/85.
Speaking about his humble beginnings, Whiteside said: “My mum and dad were very proud of what I did, but they were quite modest.
“Football is as popular as it is because it a working-class game. The best Christmas present you could get was a football or a pair of boots.”
Whiteside began playing for us at just 17, and was at old Trafford for seven years before leaving for Everton, where he played for two years before forcefully retiring, due to health problems.
He was a versatile footballer, who could play both as a forward and a striker, and it’s sad to see him going through such a difficult time as this, but hopefully, he’s able to bounce back from it all stronger, soon.