Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has made his first public comments since undergoing emergency surgery for a brain hemorrhage.
Manchester United posted a video on Thursday from Ferguson to say thank you as he continues his recovery.
“Hello just a quick message, first of all to thank the medical staff at Macclesfield, Salford Royal and Alexandra hospitals,” Ferguson said. “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.
“It has made me feel so humble, as all the messages I have had 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 have 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.”
Ferguson retired from managing in 2013 after almost 27 years in charge of United.
On Saturday 5 May, the football world was rocked by the news that Sir Alex Ferguson had undergone surgery for a brain haemorrhage.
Since then, the most successful manager in English football history has battled in a way only he knows how.
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