Sir Alex Ferguson has undergone emergency surgery on Saturday for a brain haemorrhage, his former club Manchester United have announced.
The procedure has apparently gone “very well” but he needs a period of intensive care to optimise his recovery. he is reported to be ‘seriously ill.’
United added that the 76-year-old’s family have requested privacy in the matter.
Sir Alex Ferguson has undergone surgery today for a brain haemorrhage. The procedure has gone very well but he needs a period of intensive care to aid his recovery. His family request privacy in this matter.
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— Manchester United (@ManUtd) May 5, 2018
United midfielder Michael Carrick said on Twitter: “Absolutely devastated to hear about Sir Alex being unwell in hospital. All my thoughts and prayers are with him and his family. Be strong Boss.”
Ferguson’s son Darren, manager of League One side Doncaster, did not attend his side’s final home game of the season against Wigan due to his father’s illness.
Former United striker Mark Hughes, speaking after his Southampton’s side’s draw with Everton, said: “I only just got a little whisper earlier on. I was hoping it wasn’t true. I wish him all the best.”