"Be strong boss": Tributes flood in for Alex Ferguson following emergency surgery
The iconic Man United boss was hospitalised on Saturday morning.
Floods of tributes and well-wishes have been sent out to Alex Ferguson after he underwent emergency surgery on Saturday.
Following news that the former Manchester United manager was rushed to hospital on the morning of 5 May, his well-being was called out for by Premier League players, pundits, teams and even politicians.
The 76-year-old was taken to Macclesfield hospital in order to receive surgery for a brain haemorrhage.
It has since been confirmed by Manchester United's spokesperson that the procedure went well, but "he needs a period of intensive care to optimise his recovery."
Sir Alex Ferguson has undergone surgery today for a brain haemorrhage. The procedure has gone very well but he needs a period of intensive care to aid his recovery. His family request privacy in this matter.
Everyone at Manchester United sends our very best wishes. pic.twitter.com/SDoNzMwVEZ
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) May 5, 2018
Absolutely devastated to hear about Sir Alex being unwell in hospital. All my thoughts and prayers are with him and his family. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 Be strong Boss xx
— Michael Carrick (@carras16) May 5, 2018
Very sorry to hear the news that Sir Alex Ferguson is seriously ill in hospital. Wish him all the very best.
— Gary Lineker 💙💛 (@GaryLineker) May 5, 2018
Everyone at Manchester City wishes Sir Alex Ferguson a full and speedy recovery after his surgery #footballfamily
— Manchester City (@ManCity) May 5, 2018
My thoughts are with Alex Ferguson and his family - wishing him a full and speedy recovery. https://t.co/6jmekVCjot
— Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) May 5, 2018
Hang in there Sir Alex. Thoughts are with the family and close ones.
— Vincent Kompany (@VincentKompany) May 5, 2018
The thoughts of everyone at the Premier League are with Sir Alex Ferguson and his family following news that he underwent emergency surgery today pic.twitter.com/rvRWDrUM8h
— Premier League (@premierleague) May 5, 2018
🙏🏼 🙏🏼 Sir Alex
— David de Gea (@D_DeGea) May 5, 2018
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) May 5, 2018
We are saddened to hear Sir Alex Ferguson has been taken ill. All at West Bromwich Albion wish one of the game's great champions a full and speedy recovery. pic.twitter.com/SatrzMCyOb
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) May 5, 2018