Sir Alex Ferguson undergoes surgery for brain haemorrhage


Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has undergone emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage and is recovering in hospital.Sky Sports News reported on Saturday evening that the 76-year-old was in a “serious condition”. The club later confirmed Ferguson had had an operation.

He is in intensive care at Salford Royal hospital in Manchester having been taken there after falling ill at home.A Manchester United spokesperson said “the procedure has gone very well but he needs a period of intensive care to optimise his recovery”.They added that the Ferguson family had requested “privacy in this matter”.

Ferguson won 38 trophies, including 13 league titles and two Champions Leagues, over 26 years at United before he stepped down in 2013.

Cristiano Ronaldo, signed by Ferguson as an 18-year-old in 2003 and developed into one of the world’s finest players in his six years at Old Trafford, tweeted: “My thoughts and prayers are with you, my dear friend. Be strong, Boss!”

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