On Saturday night, Sir Alex Ferguson was rushed to the hospital due to a a bran hemorrhage requiring emergency brain surgery.
The 76-year-old’s family took him to the Salford Royal Hospital in a ‘serious condition’. He is currently recovering in the intensive care unit.
Manchester United, the club that Sir Alex managed for 26 straight years, informed fans about Ferguson’s condition through Twitter.
They said, “Sir Alex Ferguson has undergone surgery today for a brain hemorrhage. 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.”
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
Sir Alex Ferguson’s son, Darren Ferguson, who is manager of the League One Club Doncaster Rovers, was not present during his team’s match against Wigan Athletic for ‘family reasons’.
Darren has requested for some alone time with his family. While respecting his decision the club said, “Darren asks for privacy, and will provide an update through the club during the week.”
Just last Sunday, the legendary manager was present at Old Trafford during Manchester United and Arsenal‘s game, where he presented Arsene Wenger with an end-of-season commemorative trophy for his services to the North London Club.
The former Manchester United manager won 38 trophies being during his reign at Old Trafford, including 13 Premier League titles and two Champions League crowns.
Before being one of the greatest and most successful managers of all time at Manchester United, Sir Alex played stints at various clubs including Queen’s Park Rangers, Dunfermline Athletic, Rangers, Falkirk, and Ayr United F.C. before retiring as a player in 1974.
After that, Sir Alex began his managerial career at East Stirlingshire and then soon after at St Mirren. In 1983, he moved to the Scottish club, Aberdeen, where he won 9 trophies and titles.
For his services to the United Kingdom, he was knighted by the Queen in 1999 after Manchester United won the Treble of the Premier League, the FA Cup and the UEFA Champions League, under his management.
Manchester United’s former captain and midfielder, Michael Carrick, said he was ‘devastated’ to hear the news about Sir Alex’s emergency surgery. Various different football personalities, clubs, fans and organizations also came forward to show their support for Sir Alex and wished him well.
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
'When the Hillsborough disaster happened back in 1989, Sir Alex Ferguson was straight on the phone to offer his help in any way he could'
We want to wish the former Manchester United manager a speedy recovery after undergoing emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage. pic.twitter.com/WM5PJsZhIJ
— Liverpool FC News (@LivEchoLFC) 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
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
Everyone at Sevilla FC wants to send their best wishes and strength to those close to Sir Alex Ferguson at such a difficult time. If there's anyone out there with the spirit to pull through it's Sir Alex. Fuerza!
— Sevilla FC (@SevillaFC_ENG) May 5, 2018
Gutted to hear the news tonight about Sir Alex. Don’t really know what else to say other than thoughts and prayers with you and your family, Boss 🙏🏾🙏🏾
— Ashley Young (@youngy18) May 5, 2018
Sir Alex for many year's I was against you as an Arsenal boy. But I pray that everything goes well and you have a speedy recovery Sir. You were the best manger in the world. We all stand United tonight and pray with your family for you.
— Marios Kaminarides (@mkaminarides) May 5, 2018
Get well soon Boss
— Barry Madden (@72barmad) May 5, 2018
Hope he recovers fully. Keep fighting Sir Alex #YNWA
— The Melwood Lean (@OkSourcee) May 5, 2018
Football fans around the world are wishing Sir Alex Ferguson a speedy recovery!