Sir Alex Ferguson has emergency surgery for brain haemorrage

Sir Alex Ferguson is recovering after an emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage.

His former club Manchester United have announced the procedure has gone "very well" but he needs a period of intensive care to optimise his recovery.

Football fans from all over the world have sent him messages of support.

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'I've never met anyone as tough as Sir Alex he'll pull through' - Ryan Giggs

Speaking exclusively to Granada Reports - Ryan Giggs admits it was a 'huge shock' when he heard his former boss at Manchester United had suffered a brain hemorrhage.

He described Sir Alex, who's 76, as one of the greatest ever managers and says he's been told the emergency brain surgery he had on Saturday had gone well.

He says he's never met anyone as tough as Sir Alex Ferguson and he's sure he'll pull through.

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Sir Alex Ferguson: experts say coming days will be critical for good recovery

Sir Alex Ferguson is recovering in hospital after he underwent emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage.

The former Manchester United manager was rushed to Salford Royal for treatment over the weekend.

A consultant neurosurgeon has told ITV News that the coming days and weeks will be critical:

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