Published: Wed, May 09, 2018
Sport | By Tony Jimenez

Ryan Giggs hopes former Manchester United manager can recover

Ryan Giggs hopes former Manchester United manager can recover

Sir Alex Ferguson worked as head coach of Manchester United from 1986 to 2013, winning this time a record number of titles with the club.

The 76-year-old has been in intensive care at the Salford Royal Hospital after collapsing at his Cheshire home on Saturday.

United confirmed in a club statement on Saturday (May 5) that a procedure undergone by Ferguson had gone well, with no further medical updates released since.

Wenger and Ferguson greet each other ahead of one of their many clashes. I have the utmost respect for him as all the players you speak to will have.

The sign put up to commemorate Ferguson's time at United, near Old Trafford, has disappeared and was presumed stolen with the council moving to order a replacement.

"The prognosis is good and his closest friends in football are being kept abreast of any developments", a source told The Sun newspaper. "To achieve that, we are going to work hard while we eagerly await good news about Sir Alex's recovery".

Sunday saw runaway winners Manchester City, United's local rivals, receive the Premier League trophy as Guardiola added an English title to the Spanish and German ones he won in charge of Barcelona and Bayern Munich respectively.

Current United skipper Michael Carrick, who played for seven years under Ferguson's management, said he was "devastated" to hear the news about his former boss.

But instead Moyes brought in his men, his staff, and along with the arrival of Ed Woodward to replace David Gill gave the club a form of shock therapy from which it is still struggling to emerge four years on.

"I know the operation has been a success - but he is a fighter and that is what makes me think that he will be able to make a recovery". "He means a lot to me, as he does to this club".

The Red Devils are set to finish in second place this season but can still the end campaign with some silverware if Manchester United win the FA Cup.

Chelsea boss Antonie Conte said: "I have had the possibility to know him and his wife and to understand that this is a special person".

'Everybody on the membership is wishing him all one of the best and his household as effectively.

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