Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is “awake and talking” in intensive care after an emergency operation to save his life.
The 76-year-old was rushed to hospital with a brain haemorrhage following a fall in his home at the weekend
United is now confirming that the procedure had “gone very well”.According to newspaper reports, Sir Alex is no longer in a coma and is sitting up chatting with family and friends.
Despite the encouraging signs, there is a recognition that it will be a slow road to full recovery.
The collapse was a huge blow to those close to the Red Devils legend.
“I got a text on Saturday evening and I couldn’t quite believe it. It didn’t really sink in,” said Michael Carrick. “I was just devastated. It’s one of them where you start hearing different things which is quite dangerous and quite disturbing. I just stayed calm and spoke to a few people at the club to get a bit of a rundown on how he was doing.
‘The whole world showed their support and I was just concerned about him, as an ex-manager and a friend – as he was to everyone. It was the effect he had on everyone. He means a lot to me, as he does to this club.
“It was a tough night on Saturday and we were waiting for some positive news. We were all praying for him and thinking of him, Cathy and the family. It’s a tough time for everyone but I’m thinking positive and hoping he will pull through.”