Sir Alex Ferguson underwent emergency surgery for a brain hemorrhage on Saturday. According to a statement from Manchester United, the procedure went “very well,” but the legendary manager is now in intensive care during his recovery.
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.— Manchester United (@ManUtd) May 5, 2018
Everyone at Manchester United sends our very best wishes. pic.twitter.com/SDoNzMwVEZ
Well wishes quickly poured in from current and former United players, as well as figures throughout football.
Thoughts and prayers are with Sir Alex Ferguson and his family! Stay strong— R.Lukaku Bolingoli9 (@RomeluLukaku9) May 5, 2018
Sir Alex— David de Gea (@D_DeGea) 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