After suffering a brain hemorrhage in May, Sir Alex Ferguson is back at Old Trafford for the first time.
Manchester United’s legendary manager has battled back to health over the past four months, as he sent out a message in July thanking everyone for their well wishes on his road to recovery after brain surgery and spending time in intensive care.
Fergie arrived at Old Trafford ahead of United’s clash with Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday (Watch live, 10 a.m. ET online via NBCSports.com) and the most successful manager in British history was welcomed back by fans 15 minutes before kick off.
Sir Alex was applauded to his seat before the game as the fans celebrated his return to United’s home.
What a wonderful sight this is. Welcome back, Sir Alex.
A scary event in May left Sir Alex Ferguson hospitalized, but the former Manchester United boss appears to be in good spirits, and delivered a special message to fans on Thursday.
The 76-year-old suffered from a brain hemorrhage earlier this year, and Thursday’s video marked the first time he has been in the public view since the unfortunate event.
Ferguson has been out of coaching since May 2013, after an extensive career with the Red Devils that featured 38 trophies.
Manchester United has released a statement on the improving condition of legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson, who had been in intensive care with a brain hemorrhage since the weekend.
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Rarely have two long sentences read so well to fans of Manchester United and soccer in general.
Here’s the full statement on Ferguson, 76, from ManUtd.com:
Sir Alex Ferguson no longer needs intensive care and will continue rehabilitation as an inpatient.
His family have been overwhelmed by the level of support and good wishes but continue to request privacy as this will be vital during this next stage of recovery.
Get well soon, Sir Alex.
Legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson has suffered a brain hemorrhage, the club have confirmed.
Reports on Saturday night claimed that the former Manchester United manager, 76, was in critical condition in hospital.
Manchester United released the following statement on Sir Alex Ferguson’s condition.
“Sir Alex Ferguson has undergone emergency surgery today for a brain hemorrhage. The procedure has gone very well but he needs a period of intensive care to optimize his recovery. His family request privacy in this matter.”
Ferguson is the most successful manager in Premier League and United’s history, with the Scotsman winning 38 trophies in his 26 years in charge of the Red Devils from 1986 to 2013.
He won 13 Premier League titles and two UEFA Champions League trophies.
Fergie was in the public eye last weekend as he presented his former managerial rival, and now good friend, Arsene Wenger, with an award on the pitch at Old Trafford ahead of Manchester United’s 2-1 win over Arsenal.
The entire soccer world will be waiting anxiously for an update on the condition of one of the greatest, if not the greatest, managers of all-time.
LONDON (AP) It clearly runs in the family.
Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson was known for having an explosive temper during his nearly 27 years at Old Trafford, and it seems he has passed it down to his son.
Darren Ferguson, who is the manager of third-tier English team Doncaster, is in trouble for saying he would “shoot” referees because of what he perceived as their poor standards.
Ferguson was charged by the English Football Association on Wednesday for remarks that “were improper and/or brought the game into disrepute.”
The 45-year-old coach has already apologized, saying it was a “tongue-in-cheek comment” and that “I do not advocate violence against officials.”
Ferguson was unhappy his team was denied a penalty in a 1-1 draw with Plymouth on Saturday.
“The referees are part-time and the standard is appalling, their fitness levels are a disgrace, I’ve had enough of it,” Ferguson said after the match.
“What can I do? Shoot them, it would be a good idea.”