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The Footballing World Rallies Around Sir Alex Ferguson As He Recovers From Brain Surgery

The news broke earlier today that legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson underwent surgery for a brain haemorrhage.

Manchester United, the club at which Ferguson made his legacy over the course of a quarter of a century, released a statement in the wake of reports that he was rushed to hospital.

“Sir Alex Ferguson has undergone surgery today for a brain haemorrhage. The procedure has gone very well but he needs a period of intensive care to aid his recovery. His family request privacy in this matter. Everyone at Manchester United sends our very best wishes.”

The 76 year oldย was present at Old Trafford just last Sunday to welcome his old rival Arsene Wenger to the ground for his last visit as Arsenal manager.

Though he no doubt had some clashes with the likes of the aforementioned Wenger over the years, Ferguson is universally respected across the footballing world, and the outpouring of support since the unfortunate news is apparent.

His former players, with whom the Scotsman won 13 Premier League titles and two Champions League trophies, offered their well wishes, along with some current Red Devils.

Ferguson’s success at the club ensured a healthy supply of rivals. Those most significant rivals, such as derby rivals Manchester City, and enemies Arsenal and Liverpool, joined the chorus of well wishes.

Being at the helm of one of the world’s biggest clubs for decades meant that Ferguson’s influence on football was global. Players, organisations and fans from across the world wished the man well, including his former club Aberdeen.

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Author: Chris Kelleher

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