Football rivals back cancer campaign

Legendary Scottish football rivals Sir Alex Ferguson and Kenny Dalglish are working together to back a drive to increase the early detection of cancer.

The Manchester United and Liverpool managers are supporting the Detect Cancer Early initiative which encourages Scots to go to their doctor at the first sign of changes to their health.

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Sir Alex said: “If you’re a smoker like my parents were, always be aware of any changes to your health and go straight to your doctor

Dalglish said early detection allowed his wife to fight breast cancer. He said: “If anything, having her here now makes you realise how short but precious life is.”