Mickey Thomas: Former Wales and Manchester United winger given cancer all-clear

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From 1978 to 1981, Mickey Thomas worked three years for Manchester United.

Mickey Thomas, a former Wales winger, has declared that he is now free from cancer.

Thomas, who was a player for Stoke, Stoke, Chelsea and Wrexham in the past, was diagnosed with stomach Cancer in February 2019.

The 67 year-old had a major operation to remove a tumor and was also treated with chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Thomas stated, "I didn’t think I’d ever make that if I’m honest."

He said, "I've had a terrible 18 months. To give me a chance at living, I needed to have an operation. I am now on the right track to recovery.

Thomas stated that it was a "nervous period" before the scan showed that the treatment was successful.

After announcing his diagnosis, he said that he received an "incredible" response which helped to keep him sane.

Thomas said that he has been through many things, just like my family. However, he had his friends and great support from the footballing community.

"I have had many people support me, which has given me a huge lift.

"Anyone who has ever been through cancer or any other illness knows how devastating it can be.

"But it is a great support that gives you the energy to fight harder.

Thomas won 51 caps for Wales after playing for Everton and Brighton during his 22-year career.

Famously, he scored the equaliser in 1992 FA Cup round 3 with a fantastic free-kick against Wrexham, then fourth tier.