Alex Ferguson 'awake and talking' in hospital

09 May, 2018, 01:21 | Author: Judy Cobb
  • David Beckham celebrates with manager Alex Ferguson after Manchester United claim the title after the FA Premier 1996

On Saturday evening, Manchester United announced that their former, long-time manager had suffered the haemorrhage. Hopefully, he'll recover well.

"As well as being uppermost in the thoughts of our own players, past and present, Sir Alex has been the subject of many warm and touching comments from other clubs, governing bodies and individuals in the attractive game".

During his 26 years at Old Trafford, Ferguson - who also led Aberdeen to a European Cup Winners' Cup triumph - took the club to the pinnacle of the English and European game.

And the great and good of the footballing world shared their well-wishes for Ferguson who is said to have complained of being unwell since Thursday.

According to a source at The Sun, 'The prognosis is good and his closest friends in football are being kept abreast of any developments.

Ferguson considered signing Defoe from West Ham in 2004, but the player instead went to Tottenham while Louis Saha joined United, and the 35-year-old revisited what might have been.

'But I gather that the operation has been a success. You can only hope and pray that everything is going to be OK.

Wenger enjoyed a long, and at times fractious rivalry with Ferguson as they battled for Premier League supremacy in the first decade of the Frenchman's 22-year reign in charge of Arsenal. Now, speaking to the Press Association, Defoe has revealed that would have loved to have had the opportunity to play under Sir Alex Ferguson.

"(I am) just devastated, absolutely devastated", Jones said.

"I've never been coached by him, unfortunately, yet I know well his incomparable legacy on this club".

'The procedure has gone very well but he needs a period of intensive care to optimise his recovery. "He is a strong man and an optimistic man".

That request has been widely followed and it has been left to the men that played for and against him, as well as managers and football fans, to pay their own dues.

"I couldn't quite believe it. He told me he's doing a lot of exercise, he looked very happy".

'Everyone at the club is wishing him all the best and his family as well.

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