Published: Mon, May 07, 2018
Sports | By Angie Alvarado

Hospital issues update after Sir Alex Ferguson has surgery for brain haemorrhage

Hospital issues update after Sir Alex Ferguson has surgery for brain haemorrhage

The operation went "very well", his former club Manchester United said.

On Saturday, he did one of the most hard things a player can do in football - earn the respect of the fans of his club's arch rivals.

Arsene Wenger hopes Sir Alex Ferguson's "strength and optimistic character" can help the former Manchester United manager in his recovery from a brain haemorrhage.

"The procedure has gone very well but he needs a period of intensive care to optimize his recovery", a statement said. Ferguson's family have requested privacy as he recovers in Salford Royal Hospital.

"Everyone at Manchester United sends our very best wishes".

But rumours began to circulate about the 76-year-old's health after Doncaster manager Darren Ferguson, Alex's son, did not attend his side's final match of the League One season against Wigan Athletic because of what was reported as a "severe family issue". "Be strong, Boss!" the Real Madrid forward said on his Instagram account as he shared a picture of him and Ferguson during their time together at Old Trafford.

"All the Manchester City fans in the stadium, you can not find one person who does not wish the best for an wonderful person", said City manager Pep Guardiola on the day City lifted the Premier League trophy.

Conte said his Saturday had been badly affected by the news having had the chance to meet Ferguson personally.

Ruth Davidson, the Scottish Conservative leader, tweeted: "So many people will be wishing Alex Ferguson well and sending their thoughts to his family tonight".

'But we hope to see him quickly, to have our best wishes to recover very, very soon.

Following Chelsea's 1-0 win over Liverpool on Sunday, managers Jurgen Klopp and Antonio Conte also sent their best wishes.

"All our thoughts are with Lady Cathy and the rest of Sir Alex's family at this hard time".

Current United midfielder Michael Carrick said on Twitter: "Absolutely devastated to hear about Sir Alex being unwell in hospital".

Fans of United's great local rivals Manchester City paid tribute to him as their club celebrated winning the English Premiership title yesterday. An unbelievable man and friend.

MANCHESTER UNITED, issuing a statement on their former manager.

Ferguson was in charge of United for 26 years, during which time he led the club to 38 trophies including 13 Premier League titles. Not only did they claim four league cups, but also five FA Cups.

Born into a family of shipyard workers in the Govan area of Glasgow, Sir Alex has been a well-known Labour supporter and has been named in the past as one of the party's biggest donors.

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