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Alex Ferguson Recovering After Surgery

Alex Ferguson Recovering After SurgeryAlex Ferguson Recovering After Surgery

Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is recovering in hospital after undergoing emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage on Saturday.

The 76-year-old remains in intensive care at Salford Royal hospital having been taken there after falling ill at home Sky Sports reported.

A Manchester United spokesperson said “the procedure has gone very well but he needs a period of intensive care to optimize his recovery” and added that the Ferguson family had requested “privacy in this matter”.

“The surgery going well means the surgeons have achieved what they set out to achieve,” Chris Chandler, consultant neurosurgeon at King’s College, London, said. “If he had a blood clot, it means that blood clot has been removed successfully and the patient is now in intensive care.

“We don’t know exactly what kind of brain haemorrhage he had. There are many different kinds, all of which have vastly different outcomes for the patient. We have to now wait for more information before anybody can say what the outcome is likely to be,” he added. Ferguson won 38 trophies, including 13 league titles and two Champions Leagues, over 26 years at United before he stepped down in 2013.

A Liverpool club statement read: “A great rival but also a great friend who supported this club during its most difficult time, it is hoped that Sir Alex will make a full recovery.”

Ferguson was recently seen for the United clash with Arsenal at Old Trafford when he presented departing Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger some end-of-season silverware.

Sir Alex began his playing career aged 16 with Queen’s Park in 1957 in Scotland. He also played at Rangers from 1967 for two years before retiring in 1974 when with Ayr United.

His management career began at East Stirlingshire at the age of 32 before winning his first trophy with St Mirren in 1977.

Aberdeen was where he really made his mark, securing three Scottish titles, four Scottish FA Cups, one League Cup and the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1983.

He picked up the Scotland reins for the 1986 World Cup in Mexico following Jock Stein’s death and joined Manchester United later that year.

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