Manchester United coach in intensive care after surgery

Rex Christensen
May 6, 2018

Former Manchester United and Denmark goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel tweeted: "Please".

An official statement released after his surgery by Manchester United stated, that 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". The Soccer star Cristiano Ronald also sent his best wishes to his former Manchester United manager on his official Twitter account.

It comes after son Darren Ferguson skipped his Doncaster side's League One match against Wigan Athletic on Saturday.

"We will keep Sir Alex and his loved ones in our thoughts during this time, and we are united in our wish to see him make a comfortable, speedy recovery".

Vincent Kompany, the captain of new English champions Manchester City, summed up hundreds of messages from rival clubs and from right across the football spectrum when he said: "Hang in there Sir Alex".

Managers Sam Allardyce of Everton and Southampton's Mark Hughes, a former United player under the Scot, also added their best wishes following the first Premier League game after the news broke.

The club tweeted: "The thoughts and prayers of everyone connected with Aberdeen Football Club are with our former manager, Sir Alex Ferguson and his family following tonight's news".

Nicola Sturgeon, the First Minister of Scotland, wrote: "My thoughts are with Alex Ferguson and his family - wishing him a full and speedy recovery".

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Television presenter Eamonn Holmes, a longtime friend of the football hero and fervent Manchester United fan, described him as an "amazing man".

For those who do survive, full recovery can take months and sometimes rehabilitation is needed to recover speech and physical abilities. So much part of my life personally and professionally for over 30 years.

Sir Alex retired in 2013 as one of the most successful football managers of all time when he made the bombshell announcement he was leaving after 26 years at the helm of the Old Trafford club.

He added: "I am going to find out how he is as soon as I possibly can..."

He led them to win three Scottish titles, four Scottish FA Cups, one League Cup and the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1983 by beating Real Madrid 2-1 in the final.

Ferguson's teams dominated the Premier League and were crowned champions of Europe on two occasions, in 1999 and 2008. "Thoughts are with the family and close ones".

According to Luke Griggs, of the brain injury charity Headway, the condition can sometimes happen spontaneously as a result of a ruptured aneurysm, otherwise known as a haemorrhagic stroke.

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