Published: Thu, May 10, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

Man Utd confirm Alex Ferguson out of intensive care

Man Utd confirm Alex Ferguson out of intensive care

The 76-year-old, the most successful manager in the club's history, had surgery over the weekend and is to continue his rehabilitation in hospital in Salford.

In a tweet, the club wrote: "Sir Alex no longer needs intensive care and will continue rehabilitation as an inpatient".

Asked if he was happy Sir Alex would make a swift recovery, Mourinho replied: "We are confident".

Ferguson is now out of intensive care after being admitted into hospital on Saturday following a fall at his Cheshire home.

At a pre-match news conference, Mourinho said Manchester United were "very positive" about Sir Alex's health following his surgery.

Mourinho had previously said he expect him to be fit for the FA Cup final against Chelsea on May 19.

Asked how Ferguson's condition might affect the display, he said: "I can only think that if there is any relation it is a positive relation".

Following the operation, Manchester United said it had gone "very well but he needs a period of intensive care to optimise his recovery".

He added: "His household requested for privateness and that's what I'm going to respect".

United and their players have been rocked by the news of Ferguson's ill health, as David De Gea, Ashley Young, Phil Jones, Michael Carrick and Chris Smalling all played under the Scotsman at Old Trafford.

In the video Cantona described his former boss as a mentor, who nurtured him and never judged him, before drawing up upon Ferguson's famous fighting spirit.

'It's one of them where you start hearing different things which is quite risky and quite disturbing.

"Of course he has qualities that we believe can make him a good coach".

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