Leeds legend Norman Hunter remains ‘severely unwell’ in coronavirus battle

Leeds have released a statement announcing club legend Norman Hunter remains 'severely unwell' in his battle with coronavirus.

Hunter, 76, is in hospital as he continues to fight the deadly bug.

Tough-tackling Hunter made 726 appearances for the Whites and was part of England's victorious World Cup squad on home soil in 1966.

In a statement, Leeds said: "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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