Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson has had emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage.
The 76-year-old Scot, one of the true greats of the game, had the procedure on Saturday in Salford and, according to a statement from United, all went well.
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
Ferguson, who won all there was to win as a manager with Manchester United, after a highly successful stint in Scotland with Aberdeen, was present at Old Trafford last Sunday to present Arsene Wenger with a commemorative trophy.
Not surprisingly, the world of football was shocked by the new of the surgery, with a number of clubs and both former and current players expressing their support for the great man and his family.
Everyone at Manchester City wishes Sir Alex Ferguson a full and speedy recovery after his surgery #footballfamily
— Manchester City (@ManCity) May 5, 2018
We’re all thinking of you, Sir Alex. pic.twitter.com/2K14ZPKFMk
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) May 5, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with you, my dear friend. Be strong, Boss! pic.twitter.com/kmih28Xpsq
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) May 5, 2018
Get well soon Boss. Thoughts with all the family at this sad time. #AlexFerguson
— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) May 5, 2018
Get well soon Sir Alex Ferguson. Hope he makes a full recovery 🙏🏼
— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) May 5, 2018
Very sorry to hear about sir Alex Ferguson being in hospital. Thoughts are with him and his family. Stay strong Boss 🙏 https://t.co/Fbz9I1edsp
— Robin van Persie (@Persie_Official) May 5, 2018
Very sorry to hear the news that Sir Alex Ferguson is seriously ill in hospital. Wish him all the very best.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) May 5, 2018
We at Pies add our own thoughts and best wishes to Sir Alex and his family at this difficult time.
Always a fighter, let’s hope he makes a full recovery and that there’s plenty more Fergie-time to enjoy.