During his career as football manager, Sir Alex Ferguson has won 49 titles with his 3 clubs, most of them, including 2 Champions Leagues and 13 Premier League titles, with Manchester United. He also earned a series of titles, some formal like the Knighthood, and some on the pitch, like the King of Comebacks, given the number of matches the team managed to turnaround and end up winning despite being on the loosing side for most of the time during the match. Perhaps the most significant and dramatic one is the UEFA Champions League Final against Bayern Munich in 1999.
Perhaps, what he didn’t know is that he was still to fight his biggest comeback yet. And for once, it’s not just the supporters of Old Trafford who are behind him. Following an emergency surgery after suffering a brain haemorrhage, messages of support poured in from all around the football world.
Ferguson is recovering at Salford Royal Hospital. He was taken there, with a police escort, on Saturday morning after 76-year-old reportedly had a seizure at 9am.
Earlier on, Manchester United said that the procedure has gone very well but he needs a period of intensive care to optimise his recovery. His family requested privacy in this matter. Earlier, his son Darren, the manager of Doncaster Rovers, was reported to have missed his team’s match on Saturday for family reasons.