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Football fraternity unites for Ferguson after his emergency brain surgery

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XtraTime Web Desk: Current and former footballers shared their supporting messages for Sir Alex Ferguson as the legendary former manager of Manchester United is fighting for his life after undergone an emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage.

"Sir Alex Ferguson has undergone emergency surgery today for a brain haemorrhage," the statement said.

"The procedure has gone very well but he needs a period of intensive care to optimise his recovery. His family request privacy in this matter.

"We will keep Sir Alex and his loved ones in our thoughts during this time, and we are united in our wish to see him make a comfortable, speedy recovery."

An ambulance was called to the Scot's home in Cheadle, near Manchester, in northwest England at 9:00 am (0800 GMT) on Saturday, reported the Daily Mail.

Concerns for Ferguson's health started to mount when it was announced his son, Darren, the manager of English third-tier club Doncaster, would miss his side's match against Wigan because of "family reasons".

"It is tragic. I am going to find out how he is as soon as I possibly can," said Everton manager Sam Allardyce, a longstanding friend of Ferguson's, after his side's 1-1 Premier League draw at home to Southampton.

"Obviously I knew it was extremely serious when I knew his son Darren didn't attend his own game," the former England boss added. "I hope he has a full recovery."

Southampton manager Mark Hughes, a United striker during Ferguson's early years at Old Trafford, said: "I only just got a little whisper earlier on. I was hoping it wasn't true. I wish him all the best."

David Beckham was among several United players past and present who took to social media to offer their support to "the boss".

On Instagram, with a picture of him as a youngster alongside Ferguson, Beckham wrote: "Keep fighting Boss.. Sending prayers and love to Cathy and the whole family x @manchesterunited."


Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, signed by Ferguson as an 18-year-old in 2003, tweeted a picture with his former mentor. "My thoughts and prayers are with you, my dear friend. Be strong, Boss!" he said.





Former United and England captain Wayne Rooney said on Twitter: "Get well soon Boss. Thoughts with all the family at this sad time. #AlexFerguson."

There was a heartfelt message from former United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar and his wife Annemarie, who herself recovered from a brain haemorrhage in 2009. "Devastated about the news about Sir Alex and knowing all too well about the situation ourselves. Stay strong and hope together with everyone you recover. Edwin & Annemarie," said the couple's Twitter post.





Another former United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel tweeted simply: "Please. Be strong. Win this one" interspersed with prayer emojis.

Midfielder Michael Carrick said he was "absolutely devastated", adding, "All my thoughts and prayers are with him and his family. Be strong Boss."



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