Andy Cole fights tears over kidney transplant hell and thinks about ‘giving up’ after Man Utd icon’s ‘s***storm’ 5 years – The Sun

ANDY COLE revealed he has considered "giving up" as he lifted the lid on his battle against kidney failure.

The Manchester United legend fell ill in 2015 after contracting a virus while on tour in Vietnam as a club ambassador.

Cole's life was left at risk after his kidney function dropped to just seven per cent of the usual capacity.

He underwent a transplant in 2017 after his nephew stepped forward as a donor.

But the five-time Premier League winner has revealed he is still struggling daily as a result of the illness.

During an interview with The Guardian, the 48-year-old said: "There are many, many times when I want to give up, period, not just on life but give up on everything.

"It becomes so difficult. I was struggling last Wednesday.

"It totally came out of the blue and I had to stay in bed.

"I conceded defeat and accepted that today's not going to be my day.

"Previously, I would fight. But ultimately, I know I can't beat it."

He added: "The past five years have been a s*** storm.

"When I met you in October 2018 the biggest s*** storm was starting."

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