Jose Mourinho 'very positive' about ex-boss Alex Ferguson's recovery

May 09, 2018, 08:41 IST | PA Sport

But, asked about the feeling among the squad, many of whom have written heartfelt messages on social media, and their hopes for a full recovery, Mourinho said: 'We are very positive, we are confident'

Jose Mourinho and Alex Ferguson
Jose Mourinho and Alex Ferguson

Manchester United are "very positive" about Sir Alex Ferguson's recovery from a brain haemorrhage, manager Jose Mourinho reported. Mourinho did not disclose whether he had been to visit the former United manager or spoken to him since he underwent surgery on Saturday, saying: "It's private. His family asked for privacy and that's what I'm going to respect."

But, asked about the feeling among the squad, many of whom have written heartfelt messages on social media, and their hopes for a full recovery, Mourinho said: "We are very positive, we are confident."

The United boss, meanwhile, does not expect the shock and worry to have a negative effect on his side against West Ham on Thursday. "I can only think that if there is any relation it is a positive relation," he added. Mourinho will be without Romelu Lukaku and Marouane Fellaini, who has picked up a muscle problem, against the Hammers, but Alexis Sanchez is fit after missing the defeat by Brighton last Friday. Lukaku gave an optimistic update on Tuesday about his prospects of recovering from an ankle injury in time for the FA Cup final, and Mourinho said: "That's what we try."

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