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Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson shares first message since recovery from surgery

Sir Alex Ferguson has shared his first message since successfully recovering from surgery earlier this year. The former Manchester United manager, who was in charge at Old Trafford from 1986 to 2013 and retired as one of the game’s most decorated manager’s, suffered a brain haemorrhage in May, and has been out of the public eye ever since, but the Scot has released a quick video message via to thank those who have wished

“Hello. Just a quick message, first of all to thank the medical staff at Macclesfield, Salford Royal and Alexandra hospitals. Believe me, without those people, who gave me such great care, I would not be sitting here today. So thank you from me and my family, thank you very much.”

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“It’s made me feel so humble, as have all the messages I’ve received from all over the world, wishing me the best. And the good wishes do resonate very, very strongly with me. So thank you for that support you’ve given me. Lastly, I’ll be back later in the season to watch the team. In the meantime, all the best to Jose and the players. Thank you very much.”

The football world was shaken when Sir Alex was taken ill in May, so to see him looking relatively strong, given his age, is a wonderful comfort. There are no assurances that the club legend is now suddenly out of the woods and has been given a clean bill of health, but for a 76-year old gentlemen, Sir Alex looked in good spirits. This will be of great comfort to the current squad, many of whom played under the manager and hold him in very high regard, and will hopefully provide the team with a lift going into a hugely important domestic campaign in which United will be tasked with matching a strong Manchester City side.

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By Kevin T

Kevin Thatcher is a freelance journalist who's work has featured in various national and international publications, including Mail Online & The Mirror. Kevin has been a Manchester United season ticket holder in South Stand for many years, and writes for RedMancunian to combine both his love for writing, and club.

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