Updated: 06/11/2018 02:43 PM | First Published: 05/07/2018 10:52 AM

What happened to former Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson?




The former Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, had to undergo an emergency brain hemorrhage surgery after falling ill on May 5, 2018. Manchester United issued a statement on Wednesday saying the 76-year old is no longer in intensive care and will continue rehabilitation as an inpatient.

What happened to Alex Ferguson?

Sir Alex Ferguson was taken to Macclesfield Hospital on May 5 before being transferred to Salford Royal after suffering a brain haemorrhage. He was last seen publicly at Old Trafford on April 29, when he presented Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, a commemorative trophy.

Sir Alex Ferguson

On May 9, Manchester United announced "Sir Alex no longer needs intensive care and will continue rehabilitation as an inpatient. " The statement further added "His family have been overwhelmed by the level of support and good wishes but continue to request privacy as this will be vital during this next stage of recovery."

Ferguson giving Wenger a commemorative trophy.

Fergie's Legacy

The Scottish manager has won 38 trophies in his reign of 26 years as the Manchester United boss. Ferguson joined the club as a manager in 1986, and as they say the rest is history.

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Ferguson has won thirteen Premier League titles, two Champions League titles, five FA Cups and four League Cups with the club, and has been called the most successful manager in the history of England. He retired in May 2013, after United's game with Swansea.

Six Alex Ferguson holding the Barclays Premier League trophy.

In his career, the 76-year-old has coached Manchester United legends like Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Wayne Rooney, David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo and more. Sir Alex Ferguson is a true legend not just in United but in the whole football universe.

Overwhelming messages of support

Since the news about Ferguson's surgery broke out, good wishes flooded from around the world. Former and current United players like David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Ashley Young sent their well wishes.

Sir Alex Ferguson with his son Darren Ferguson.

Ferguson is married to Cathy Ferguson and the couple has three sons, Darren Ferguson, Mark Ferguson and Jason Ferguson. Darren Ferguson, who manages League One cup Doncaster Rovers F.C., missed its final game of the season to be by his father's bedside.

Darren, on behalf of the Ferguson family, thanked everybody who sent them warm wishes and support in such a difficult time. Darren said in a statement "It has been overwhelming to read how many people care and that they are thinking of my dad and willing his recovery."

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Former Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, underwent a brain hemorrhage surgery on May 5, 2018.

The club has said that the procedure had gone well but he needs a period of intensive care to optimize his recovery.

He was last seen at Old Trafford last Sunday when he presented Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, a commemorative trophy.

The family of the 76-year-old has requested privacy while he is recovering in Salford Royal Hospital.

Former and current United players like David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Ashley Young have sent their best wishes.

He had won thirteen Premier League titles, two Champion Leagues, five FA Cups and four League Cups with the club.

The most successful manager in the history of England, retired in May 2013, after United's last game with Swansea. 

He is married to Cathy Ferguson and the couple has three sons, Darren Ferguson, Mark Ferguson and Jason Ferguson.

Get Well Soon, Fergie