Saturday, 18 August, 2018

Mourinho Upbeat Of Ferguson's Swift Recovery

Sir Alex Ferguson Getting Better, Jose Mourinho Says Ferguson On Road To Recovery, Out Of Intensive Care
Eugene Bates | 10 May, 2018, 14:33

The former Manchester United manager underwent surgery for a brain haemorrhage on Saturday night and spent the following days in an induced coma at Salford Royal Hospital.

"Sir Alex Ferguson no longer needs intensive care and will continue rehabilitation as an inpatient", a club statement read.

He is the most successful manager of Manchester United having won the Premier League Title 13 times in his tenure of 26 years in charge from 1986-2013.

Speaking to the Fermanagh Herald, Carroll said: "He looked after the players really well and we all looked up to him. I'm not surprised", Wales manager and former United winger Ryan Giggs said.

"I want to send my love and best wishes to his family at this hard time".

'It's not going to be easy, but he's a strong person.

But, asked about the feeling among the squad, many of whom have written heartfelt messages on social media, and their hopes for a full recovery, Mourinho said: "We are very positive, we are confident".

Asked if the situation had left a cloud over the club, he added: "We are positive - very, very positive".

United have already qualified for next season's Champions League and just need a point to guarantee finishing in second place behind title winners Manchester City, who were presented with the Premier League trophy at the weekend.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino promised to visit Ferguson after his side secured a top-four finish.

The Co Fermanagh man described Sir Alex as a "calm person, who was like a father to me". It is Fergie time, and you will win.

'This friend of mine, he is not doing too well, ' Cantona said in a video on Eurosport's official Twitter feed captioned: The Commissioner of Football.

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