Wednesday 19 September 2018

Ferguson out of intensive care after surgery

Recovering: Alex Ferguson. Photo: Reuters
Recovering: Alex Ferguson. Photo: Reuters

Alex Ferguson is out of intensive care following surgery on a brain haemorrhage, Manchester United have announced.

The 76-year-old former United manager is to continue his rehabilitation in hospital in Salford.

United said: "Sir Alex no longer needs intensive care and will continue rehabilitation as an inpatient.

"His family have been overwhelmed by the level of support and good wishes but continue to request privacy as this will be vital during this next stage of recovery."

The news came hours after present United manager Jose Mourinho said he expected his players to raise their game when they return to action against West Ham tonight - their first match since Ferguson's surgery.

Asked if it would influence the mood of the players or United coaching staff going into the match at the London Stadium, Mourinho replied: "No, I can only think that if there is any relation, it is a positive relation."

Irish Independent

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