Sir Alex Ferguson, the most successful manager in British football, is recovering following the surgery, his family says.
PIC: Ferguson won several trophies while in charge of Manchester United. (AFP)
Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson underwent emergency surgery on a brain haemorrhage on Saturday.
His family said the legendary Scot, who had a remarkable career, was recovering. They asked for privacy.
"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," tweeted Manchester United.
An outpouring of messages of support continue to flow for one of the most decorated football managers of all time.
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.— Manchester United (@ManUtd) May 5, 2018
Everyone at Manchester United sends our very best wishes. pic.twitter.com/SDoNzMwVEZ
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