Former Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, has had brain surgery and is in intensive care, the club has announced.
“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.
“Everyone at Manchester United sends our very best wishes,” the club tweeted on Saturday.
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.
Everyone at Manchester United sends our very best wishes. pic.twitter.com/SDoNzMwVEZ
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) May 5, 2018
The Scot, 76, retired as United manager in May 2013 after winning 38 trophies during 26 years in charge.
He was at Old Trafford last Sunday when he presented Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger with a commemorative trophy.
Ferguson’s family have requested privacy as he recovers in Salford Royal Hospital.
The most successful manager in the history of the British game, Ferguson’s trophy haul at Old Trafford included 13 Premier League titles, two Champions League crowns, five FA Cups and four League Cups.
Ferguson famously won the Treble of Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League in 1999, the year in which he was knighted.
FIFA, sports associations, clubs, players and fans are sending well wishes.
This evening, everybody at Chelsea FC sends our best wishes to Sir Alex Ferguson for a full and swift recovery following emergency surgery.
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) May 5, 2018
Get well soon Sir Alex Ferguson. Hope he makes a full recovery 🙏🏼
— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) May 5, 2018
Everyone at the NBA would like to send our very best wishes to Sir Alex Ferguson and his loved ones at this difficult time. pic.twitter.com/MyAI9lhSAd
— NBA UK (@NBAUK) May 5, 2018
Our thoughts and best wishes are with Sir Alex Ferguson and his family after his surgery earlier today. Everyone at UEFA wishes the former @ManUtd manager and UEFA Coaching Ambassador a full recovery. pic.twitter.com/Dl80hOOVG3
— UEFA (@UEFA) May 5, 2018
Everyone at Manchester City wishes Sir Alex Ferguson a full and speedy recovery after his surgery #footballfamily
— Manchester City (@ManCity) May 5, 2018
Thoughts and prayers are with Sir Alex Ferguson and his family! Stay strong 🙏🏿🙏🏿
— R.Lukaku Bolingoli9 (@RomeluLukaku9) May 5, 2018
— Didier Drogba (@didierdrogba) May 5, 2018
— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) May 5, 2018
Everyone at the Club would like to send our best wishes and support to Sir Alex Ferguson and his family as he recovers from surgery. pic.twitter.com/7YEW168NHz
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) May 5, 2018
We’re sending our best wishes to @ManUtd and Sir Alex Ferguson!
Hoping for a strong and speedy recovery 🙏
— Bayer 04 Leverkusen (@bayer04_en) May 5, 2018
Get well soon Boss. Thoughts with all the family at this sad time. #AlexFerguson
— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) May 5, 2018
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 xx
— Michael Carrick (@carras16) May 5, 2018
Just heard the news about Sir Alex Ferguson. Wishing him and his family all the strength for a speedy recovery. #keepstrong
— Thierry Henry (@ThierryHenry) May 5, 2018
We join many across the world of football in sending our best wishes to Sir Alex Fergusonhttps://t.co/0NLbwWPNFe
— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) May 5, 2018
Everybody at the Club sends their best wishes to Sir Alex Ferguson for a full and speedy recovery following his emergency surgery today. pic.twitter.com/bCqtsxRvu3
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) May 5, 2018
— LaLiga (@LaLigaEN) May 5, 2018
The thoughts of everyone at the Premier League are with Sir Alex Ferguson and his family following news that he underwent emergency surgery today pic.twitter.com/17T8TuEt7j
— Premier League USA (@PLinUSA) May 5, 2018