The 76-year-old required surgery for a brain haemorrhage and messages of support flooded in during his time in hospital. The boss explained he ‘would not be sitting here today’ if it wasn’t for the hospital staff
Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is recovering from a recent illness, which required him to have surgery for a brain haemorrhage.
He asked the club to share this message.
“Hello. Just a quick message, first of all to thank the medical staff at Macclesfield, Salford Royal and Alexandra hospitals,” he said.
”Believe me, without those people, who gave me such great care, I would not be sitting here today. So thank you from me and my family. Thank you very much.
“It’s made me feel so humble, as have all the messages I’ve received from all over the world, wishing me the best. And the good wishes do resonate very, very strongly with me. So thank you for that support you’ve given me.
”Lastly, I’ll be back later in the season to watch the team. In the meantime, all the best to Jose and the players. Thank you very much.”
The club’s most successful manager, Ferguson’s message has been received well by the football community.