Man United legendary coach Ferguson recovering in hospital following brain surgery
Alex Ferguson, the most successful manager in Manchester United's history, underwent emergency surgery on Saturday for a brain haemorrhage, the club said.
"The procedure has gone very well but he needs a period of intensive care to optimise his recovery," a statement said. "His family request privacy in this matter."
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
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His son Darren, the manager of Doncaster Rovers, was reported to have missed his team's match on Saturday for family reasons.
The 76-year-old was United manager from 1986 to 2013, winning the Champions League twice and the Premier League 13 times.