I'll be back to watch Manchester United: Sir Alex Ferguson

Updated: 27 July, 2018 13:04 IST | Andy Hampson | Manchester

Ex-Red Devils boss speaks for the first time since his brain surgery in May; wishes current manager Mourinho well for upcoming season

Sir Alex Ferguson. Pic/AFP
Sir Alex Ferguson. Pic/AFP

Sir Alex Ferguson has spoken publicly for the first time since undergoing emergency brain surgery in May. The former Manchester United manager, who has been recovering at home for the past two months, has thanked medical staff in a video message released by the club. Ferguson, 76, has also revealed that he intends to be back at Old Trafford to watch United in the coming season.

Ferguson said: "Hello. Just a quick message first of all to thank the medical staff at Macclesfield, Salford Royal and Alexandra hospitals. Believe me, without those people, who gave me such great care, I would not be sitting here today. So, thank you from me and my family. Thank you very much. "It has made me feel so humble, as have all the messages I have had from all over the world, wishing me the best, and the good wishes to resonate very strongly with me. So thank you for that support you have given me.

"And lastly, I will be back later in the season to watch the team. In the meantime, all the best to Jose and the players. Thank you very much." Ferguson, Britain's most successful football manager, received well wishes from around the sporting world after suffering a brain haemorrhage and being rushed into hospital. He spent four days in intensive care.

The Scot looked well as he spoke directly to camera during the video message, which was tweeted by the club. Ferguson, who retired in 2013, won 38 trophies during a 26-year spell in charge of United, including 13 Premier League titles and two Champions Leagues. Prior to that he won 11 trophies with Aberdeen.

No. of trophies won by Sir Alex Ferguson during his 26 years in charge of Man United

Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates

This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

First Published: 27 July, 2018 13:00 IST

Sign up for all the latest news, top galleries and trending videos from Mid-day.com

loading image
This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK