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Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has emergency surgery for brain haemorrhage

Ex-United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has underwent emergency surgery for brain haemorrhage.

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has had emergency surgery in a local hospital Saturday night for a brain haemorrhage.

Ferguson, 76, retired as United manager in May 2013.

The procedure went “very well”, according to a statement from Manchester United, but he will remain in intensive care to optimise his recovery”.

“His family request privacy in this matter.”

Ferguson led United to 38 trophies during an unrivalled 26-year spell in charge. 

He was at Old Trafford last Sunday, when he presented Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger with a commemorative trophy.

Former Manchester United striker and Southampton manager Mark Hughes, who won two Premier League titles under Ferguson, said: “I heard some whispers and was hoping it wasn’t true. I wish him all the best.”

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