Sir Alex Ferguson undergoes surgery after brain haemorrhage

Date published: Saturday 5th May 2018 6:59 - Ian Watson

Sir Alex Ferguson has undergone emergency surgery after suffering a brain haemorrhage on Saturday.

The procedure on the former Manchester United manager has gone “very well”, according to the club.

However, they say he needs a period of intensive care to optimise his recovery.

United added that the 76-year-old’s family have requested privacy in the matter.

Ferguson’s son Darren, manager of League One side Doncaster, did not attend his side’s final home game of the season against Wigan due to his father’s illness.

The Manchester Evening News has reported that Ferguson was taken to Macclesfield District General Hospital on Saturday morning before being transferred to Salford Royal hospital.

Former United striker Mark Hughes, speaking after his Southampton’s side’s draw with Everton, said: “I only just got a little whisper earlier on. I was hoping it wasn’t true. I wish him all the best.”

Everton manager Sam Allardyce said: “It is tragic. I am going to find out how he is as soon as I possibly can. Obviously I knew it was extremely serious when I knew his son Darren didn’t attend his own game at Doncaster today.

“I hope he is in good hands and I hope the operation is a major success because as a personal friend…I hope he has a full recovery.”

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