Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson had emergency surgery on Saturday for a brain haemorrhage.
Ferguson was admitted to Salford Royal Hospital on Saturday after falling ill late on Friday night. He was reportedly taken from his Cheshire home at 9 a.m on Saturday, and escorted to hospital by the police.
Manchester United have released the following statement regarding Sir Alex Ferguson’s ill health:
“Sir Alex Ferguson has undergone emergency surgery today for a brain haemorrhage. The procedure has gone very well but he needs a period of intensive care to optimise his recovery. His family request privacy in this matter.”
“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,” United later said in a tweet.