Man Utd defender Young 'deeply affected' by Sir Alex illness

  • Man Utd defender Young 'deeply affected' by Sir Alex illness

Man Utd defender Young 'deeply affected' by Sir Alex illness

Several other current and former United players also paid tribute to Ferguson as did United's Premier League rivals, other managers, fans, politicians and governing bodies.

There is yet to be an official update on Sir Alex's condition, however friends close to the global sporting legend delivered positive news and said he has been "sitting up talking and asking about his results".

And the great and good of the footballing world shared their well-wishes for Ferguson who is said to have complained of being unwell since Thursday.

United have had a hard few seasons since the 76-year-old retired in 2013, having failed to win the Premier League since.

Sir Alex Ferguson is reportedly making good progress following emergency surgery on a brain haemorrhage.

Medical professionals have said that the coming weeks will be vital for the former Manchester United Manager's recovery.

Manchester United defender Phil Jones is among those who have praised the Old Trafford legend.

However, Manchester United, the club he managed for 26 years, have said the surgery went "extremely well" and the Scot is recovering in intensive care.

Ferguson was on Saturday, May 5 rushed to the hospital where he had emergency surgery on a brain haemorrhage, a news that rocked world football. To bring me to one of the biggest clubs in the world was a fantastic feeling for me.

The Scot, who joined United in 1986 from Aberdeen, won 13 Premier League titles to take the club's haul of English championship crowns to a record 20.

"We were all praying for him and thinking of him, Cathy and the family", said Carrick.

"I was on the pitch with him last week. He proved that with his own drive and determination and I hope we see him well again soon".

Paul Ince summed up Sir Alex perfectly when he admitted that he was "the only person who knew me better than me".

"He told me he is doing a lot of exercise, and he looked very happy but that kind of accident can happen".

"We wish him very well and that he recovers very, very quickly".

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said: "He's a strong man and an optimistic man".