Ex-Man United manager Sir Alex Ferguson undergoes emergency surgery

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Former Republic of Ireland manager Brian Kerr reflected on the positive working relationship he had with then Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson during his time at the helm of the national side. Manchester United manager is seriously ill in hospital and has undergone surgery on Saturday night.

He won 38 trophies during a glittering 26-year reign at Old Trafford.

“He has got all his family and friends around him, the support from all the players and staff at Man United, and football around the world”.

The 76-year-old’s son Darren – who is Doncaster Rovers manager – missed his team’s game with Wigan Athletic on Saturday due to a “severe family issue”.

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 optimise his recovery”.

Pending updates – none of which had been given by medical officials or Manchester United by 1230 GMT Sunday – on Ferguson’s condition, messages of support from all walks of life continued to pour in. “All of us are united right now, wishing Sir Alex a speedy recovery”, Juan Mata said.

“I’ve never been coached by him, unfortunately, yet I know well his incomparable legacy on this club, that winning mentality and fighting that we must honour in the last three games of the season, especially in the FA Cup final”.

Sky Sports Alan Irwin, who is on site at the hospital, said: “Sir Alex remains in intensive care, here at Salford Royal Hospital”. “Yeah, tragic, I’m going to find out how he is as soon as I possibly can”.

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