“It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Gordon McQueen, who passed away at home early this morning, survived by his wife Yvonne, daughters Hayley and Anna, son Eddie and beloved grandchildren Rudi, Etta and Ayla,” it said. .in a statement.
McQueen was diagnosed with dementia in 2021, and died on Thursday. The Scot lived to be 70 years old.
Everyone at Manchester United is heartbroken by the loss of our beloved former defender, Gordon McQueen.
Our love and condolences are with his family at this very sad time.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) June 15, 2023
– Everyone at Manchester United is devastated by the loss of our former defender. Our thoughts and condolences go out to his family at this very sad time,” Manchester United wrote on Twitter.
The Scot has over 150 caps for Leeds and Manchester United, and also has 30 caps for the Scotland national team.
With Leeds, for whom he played from 1972-1978, he won England’s top division in the 1973/74 season. The following season, Leeds played until the final of the European Cup, today’s Champions League, but lost 2-0 to Bayern Munich Germany.
The defender started his professional career at St Mirren before joining Leeds in 1972.
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