Former Manchester United coach Sir Alex Ferguson
Former Manchester United coach Sir Alex Ferguson

Ex-Manchester United coach undergoes emergency brain surgery

ANI | Updated: May 06, 2018 07:33 IST

London [UK], May 6 (ANI): Former Manchester United coach Sir Alex Ferguson on Saturday underwent an emergency surgery for a brain hemorrhage.
"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," Manchester United tweeted.
Ferguson was admitted to Macclesfield district hospital in Cheshire, England on Thursday after his friends complained of his deteriorating health. He is still critical and is battling for his life.

Former Manchester United captain Michael Carrick said he was absolutely devastated on hearing his coach's health.
"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," he wrote on Twitter.

Flamboyant Portugal captain and Manchester United's celebrated player Christiano Ronaldo tweeted a photograph of him with Ferguson during his playing days with the English club.
"My thoughts and prayers are with you, my dear friend. Be strong, Boss!" he tweeted.

Germany's Mesut Ozil, who plays for Arsenal too tweeted for his speedy recovery.
"Get well soon Sir Alex Ferguson. Hope he makes a full recovery ????", he wrote on Twitter.

Ferguson is the most successful manager in the history of English Premier League (EPL), winning the title on 13 occasions between 1993 and 2013, CNN reported.
The 76-year-old Scottish manager, who took charge of Manchester United in 1986, led the Red Devils to win over 30 trophies during his 20-year-old tenure.
Ferguson also led Manchester United to five FA Cup victories. He was also voted "Manager of the Season" 11 times.
Before being a manager, Ferguson played for various Scottish clubs such as - Queen's Park, St. Johnstone, Dunfermline Athletic, Rangers, Falkirk and Ayr United. (ANI)