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Sir Alex Ferguson in intensive care after brain haemorrhage surgery

Sir Alex Ferguson in intensive care after brain haemorrhage surgery

Ferguson retired five years ago having won a 38 major trophies in just over 26 years in charge at Old Trafford.

Alex Ferguson was taken to hospital for emergency surgery after a brain haemorrhage on Saturday morning and remains in intensive care.

"All my thoughts and prayers are with him and his family".

Alongside a picture of him signing a contract as a youngster, former United midfielder David Beckham wrote on Instagram: "Keep fighting Boss".

It comes after son Darren Ferguson skipped his Doncaster side's League One match against Wigan Athletic on Saturday. So much part of my life personally and professionally for over 30 years.

Moving to Man Utd in 1986 it didn't start well - taking four years before his first trophy, the FA Cup in 1990.

Previous Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson, throughout a Europa League final from Ajax Amsterdam in the Buddies Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, on May 2 4, 2017.

Willie Miller, who served as Aberdeen captain under Ferguson, said he was "staggered" to hear the news. I wish him and his family all the best.

Liverpool Football Club, Ferguson's greatest rivals, posted a lengthy message in honour of the Scot. The children of players and staff who played and worked under him still receive birthday and Christmas presents from Ferguson and his wife Cathy.

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Get well soon Sir Alex!

"My thoughts and prayers are with you, my dear friend", Ronaldo wrote on social media accounts.

FC Barcelona too wishes a speedy recovery for Sir Alex. Stay strong and hope together with everyone you recover.

Young's thoughts were echoed by former United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel, who said: "Please Be strong Win this one".

In the fickle modern game, which treats managers as disposable tissues, Ferguson was immovable Glaswegian granite for more than quarter of a century, re-establishing and then constantly re-inventing United's dazzle as the world's most celebrated club.

Aberdeen FC: The thoughts and prayers of everyone connected with Aberdeen Football Club are with our former manager Sir Alex Ferguson and his family following tonight's news.

Benjamin Mendy has brilliantly put a Manchester City "fan" in his place after showing support to Sir Alex Ferguson.

Messages of support and well wishes have come in from footballers all around the world and Guardiola took time to send his best wishes to his former rival and his family. "But nobody knows exactly [what's wrong], I got calls last night from Manchester, nobody knew exactly what it is".

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