Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson is awake and talking to family and friends after undergoing emergency surgery, according to reports.
The 76-year-old was rushed to hospital to undergo emergency surgery following a fall in his home at the weekend, with United confirming that the procedure had ‘gone very well’ afterwards.
Mail Online report that Ferguson’s response has “given encouragement and cautious optimism to those close to him”, while a source told The
Sun : “The prognosis is good and his closest friends in football are being kept abreast of any developments.”
Ferguson won 38 trophies in 26 seasons as United boss before retiring from his role at Old Traford in 2013.
News of Ferguson’s admittance to intensive care and his emergency surgery rocked the football world at the weekend, with well wishes from around the football world. United captain Michael Carrick on Monday, joined football greats in paying tributes to the man that brought him Manchester United.
He told MUTV: ‘I got a text on Saturday evening and I couldn’t quite believe it. It didn’t really sink in. I was just devastated.
‘It’s one of them where you start hearing different things which is quite dangerous and quite disturbing. I just stayed calm and spoke to a few people at the club to get a bit of a rundown on how he was doing.
‘The whole world showed their support and I was just concerned about him, as an ex-manager and a friend – as he was to everyone. It was the effect he had on everyone. He means a lot to me, as he does to this club.
‘It was a tough night on Saturday and we were waiting for some positive news. We were all praying for him and thinking of him, Cathy and the family. It’s a tough time for everyone but I’m thinking positive and hoping he will pull through.’