Well-wishes flood in for Sir Alex Ferguson after emergency surgery
Sir Alex Ferguson is recovering in hospital after undergoing emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage.
Ferguson remains in a serious condition, having been rushed to hospital on Friday after complaining about feeling unwell.
The legendary Manchester United manager was initially taken to Macclesfield district hospital before being transported to Salford Royal.
In a short statement, Manchester United announced that the procedure had "gone very well but he needs a period of intensive care to optimise his recovery. His family request privacy in this matter."
The 76-year-old remains one of the most respected figures in football and news of his condition has prompted a wave of well-wishes from former players, former rivals and anyone who has encountered Ferguson.
Hang in there Sir Alex. Thoughts are with the family and close ones.
— Vincent Kompany (@VincentKompany) May 5, 2018
All my prayers and thoughts as well are with him and his family!! Be strong boss!!!! 🙏🏽💪🏽 https://t.co/Tbvw2fEhEt
— Chicharito Hernandez (@CH14_) May 5, 2018
We’re all thinking of you, Sir Alex. pic.twitter.com/2K14ZPKFMk
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) 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
Sending my love and best wishes to sir Alex 🙏🏽🙌🏽
— Luke Shaw (@LukeShaw23) May 5, 2018
Thoughts and prayers sir alex 🙌🏾
— Jesse Lingard (@JesseLingard) May 5, 2018
Sir Alex 😢🙏🏾 wishing him well @ManUtd
— Michy Batshuayi (@mbatshuayi) May 5, 2018
Everybody at the Club sends their best wishes to Sir Alex Ferguson for a full and speedy recovery following his emergency surgery today. pic.twitter.com/bCqtsxRvu3
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) May 5, 2018
Everyone at Manchester City wishes Sir Alex Ferguson a full and speedy recovery after his surgery #footballfamily
— Manchester City (@ManCity) May 5, 2018