FANS have set up a fundraising page for Wrexham and Wales football legend Mickey Thomas who has been diagnosed with stomach cancer.

Thomas, 64, made 264 appearances in two spells for the Reds and scored one of the most memorable goals in FA Cup history as his stunning free-kick was the catalyst to a huge Third Round upset as Wrexham came from behind to beat Arsenal in 1992.

The shock news came after a Go Fund Me page was started by Debbie Savage on Thursday, which said Thomas had been diagnosed in January and will be starting chemo and radiotherapy on February 11.

The page, which has raised more than £2,000 so far, has a target of £20,000 and aims to help Thomas cover his living and travel plus some of the medical expenses related to the treatments he requires - including having all of his teeth replaced.

It said: “Mickey Thomas’s life has been a rollercoaster of highs and lows, representing club and country at the highest level, including 90 appearances for his beloved Manchester United, but he is currently facing the biggest battle: beating cancer.

“He shouldn’t be worrying about money during this tough time; we want his focus to be on beating this awful disease and getting back with us all as soon as possible.

“Still such a presence around Old Trafford and very much a part of the United family, Mickey is one of the most loveable guys you could meet. He is full of life, fun-loving and generous beyond belief, so please give what you can and join us in supporting him in his fight.”

“I’m going to fight it,” said Thomas.

“It’s been a massive shock to me but all I can do is pray.

“The good news is that’s not spread anywhere else so they are going to start chemotherapy and radiotherapy for nine weeks.

“I’ve had some very moving messages and texts and that has made be stronger.”

Thomas, who also had spells at Stoke City and Chelsea, made 51 appearances for the Wales national team, scoring four goals.

Anyone wishing to make a donation can do so by visiting