Alex Ferguson out of intensive care following surgery 1 year ago

Alex Ferguson out of intensive care following surgery

Manchester United took to social media to share the news on Wednesday evening.

Sir Alex Ferguson has been released from Intensive Care following his recent surgery for a brain haemorrhage.

The update, which was shared by Manchester United's official Twitter page, says that he is currently receiving treatment and continuing rehabilitation as an inpatient.

The statement read: "Sir Alex no longer needs intensive care and will continue rehabilitation as an inpatient.

"His family have been overwhelmed by the level of support and good wishes but continue to request privacy as this will be vital during this next stage of recovery."

The 76-year-old former Manchester United manager was rushed to hospital on Saturday morning following a fall at his Cheshire home.

In a statement, a United spokesperson said: "Sir Alex has undergone emergency surgery today for a brain haemorrhage.

"The procedure has gone very well but he needs a period of intensive care to optimise his recovery. His family request privacy."

It is understood an ambulance was called to his home at around 9am to take him Macclesfield District Hospital before being transferred to Salford Royal.