Manchester United have confirmed that former coach Sir Alex Ferguson has undergone emergency surgery on a brain haemorrhage on Saturday.
The 76-year-old has been a club director since retiring as manager, where he won 38 trophies across 26 years at Old Trafford.
“Sir Alex Ferguson has undergone emergency surgery today for a brain haemorrhage,” read a United statement.
“The procedure has gone very well but he needs a period of intensive care to optimise his recovery.
His family request privacy in this matter.”Earlier in the day, Ferguson’s son Darren had missed his Doncaster team’s League One season closer at home to Wigan to deal with an ‘important family emergency’ and the world of football now eagerly awaits positive news on the Scot’s well-being.