Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson remains in intensive care after having emergency surgery on Saturday for a brain haemorrhage.
A Man United statement said the procedure “had gone very well” but there is no update on the 76-year-old’s condition.
He seemed in good health last Sunday when he presented outgoing Arsenal manager and long-term rival Arsene Wenger with a commemorative trophy.
The Scot retired as United manager in May 2013 after winning 38 trophies during 26 years in charge.
The most successful manager in the history of the British game, Ferguson’s trophy haul at Old Trafford included 13 Premier League titles, two Champions League crowns, five FA Cups and four League Cups.
He famously won the Treble in 1999, the year in which he was knighted.
Ferguson’s family have requested privacy as he recovers in Salford Royal Hospital.
The footballing world came together, to pay with the Scot a speedy recovery…
Sir Alex Ferguson has undergone surgery today for a brain haemorrhage. The procedure has gone very well but he needs a period of intensive care to aid his recovery. His family request privacy in this matter.
Everyone at Manchester United sends our very best wishes. pic.twitter.com/SDoNzMwVEZ
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) May 5, 2018
— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) May 5, 2018
Football is full of debates; Messi v Ronaldo, Pele v Maradona, but there is no debate about Sir Alex Ferguson being the greatest manager of all time. Get well soon. The game still needs you.
— Sam Pilger (@sampilger) May 5, 2018
Last Sunday, Sir Alex Ferguson presented Arsene Wenger with an award at Old Trafford. 6 days later, he’s in intensive care following a brain haemorrhage. Life is precious, don’t take it for granted. #mufc
— United Xtra (@utdxtra) May 5, 2018
Thoughts are with the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson right now.. Hearing he’s in hospital so hope he’s ok. The greatest manager I’ve ever seen.. #GetWellSirAlex
— Tony Bellew (@TonyBellew) May 6, 2018
— Ruud van Nistelrooy (@RvN1776) May 5, 2018
Get well soon Sir Alex Ferguson. Hope he makes a full recovery 🙏🏼
— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) May 5, 2018
— Aditya Rathod (@aditya_reds) May 6, 2018
Praying for good health boss! pic.twitter.com/nX61uciQMg
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) May 6, 2018
Everyone at Manchester City wishes Sir Alex Ferguson a full and speedy recovery after his surgery #footballfamily
— Manchester City (@ManCity) May 5, 2018