Former Manchester United striker Andy Cole has revealed that he is suffering from Kidney disorder after withdrawing from UNICEF match.
Cole stated that in June this year he suffered kidney failure as a result of contracting an airborne virus and has been under medical care ever since. Cole was diagnosed with a condition called Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis, he has spent 3 weeks in hospital undergoing a kidney biopsy and dialysis.
Cole was famous for his deadly attacking partnership with Trinidad and Tobago international Dwight Yorke. They both terrorised opposition defence and were instrumental in the treble winning team of Manchester United; winning the Premier league, FA Cup and the UEFA Champions league against Bayern Munich in 1999 at the Nou Camp in Barcelona.
The united legend was signed from Newcastle by Alex Ferguson in 1995. Cole played 414 games scoring 187 goals in the process; he also represented Blackburn rovers, Fulham, Manchester City and Sunderland after leaving United. But it was at United that he really made his mark.
The Striker was supposed to captain a Great Britain & Ireland team managed by Sir Alex Ferguson against a rest of the world side captained by Zinedine Zidane and managed by Carlo Ancelotti on the 14th of November; but it is now unlikely that the ex-United striker would be filling out with the rest of the squad to play in the UNICEF Charity match.