Sir Alex Ferguson is in intensive care after undergoing emergency surgery following a brain haemorrhage. The 76-year-old former Manchester United manager was rushed to hospital on Saturday morning.
In a statement, a United spokesman said: “Sir Alex has undergone emergency surgery today for a brain haemorrhage. The procedure has gone very well but he needs a period of intensive care to optimise his recovery. His family request privacy.”
It is understood an ambulance was called to his Cheshire home at around 9am and he was taken to Macclesfield district hospital before being transferred to the Salford Royal.
His son Darren, the manager of League One side Doncaster, did not attend his side’s final home game of the season on Saturday after his father took ill.
The Football Association, Premier League, Fifa, Uefa and individual clubs from Britain and around the world all tweeted their best wishes along with a host of current and former United players.