rediff.com

NewsApp (Free)

Read news as it happens
Download NewsApp

Available on  

Rediff News  All News 
Rediff.com  » Sports » 'Humble' Ferguson releases first public message post surgery

'Humble' Ferguson releases first public message post surgery

Last updated on: July 27, 2018 18:38 IST

Alex Ferguson said in the message that he will be at Old Trafford to watch Manchester United play this season

IMAGE: Alex Ferguson said in the message that he will be at Old Trafford to watch Manchester United play this season. Photograph: Andrew Boyers/Reuters

Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson, who underwent emergency surgery in May, thanked medics for saving his life and also thanked fans from all over the world for their support.

 

Video: Kind courtesy, Manchester United/Facebook

The 76-year-old, who was kept in intensive care for days after his operation for brain hemorrhage, in a new video he released on Thursday, said he ‘felt humbled’ by the support.

 

 “Hello. Just a quick message, first of all to thank the medical staff at Macclesfield, Salford Royal and Alexandra hospitals,” said a healthy-looking Ferguson, whose speech appeared to have been affected a little.

 “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’s made me feel so humble, as have all the messages I’ve received from all over the world, wishing me the best,” he said.

 “And the good wishes do resonate very, very strongly with me. So thank you for that support you’ve given me.”

Ferguson ended the message by saying he would be back at Old Trafford to watch United, now managed by Jose Mourinho.

 “Lastly, I’ll be back later in the season to watch the team,” said Ferguson.

“In the meantime, all the best to Jose and the players. Thank you very much.”

The veteran was United manager from 1986 to 2013, winning the Champions League twice, the Premier League 13 times and five FA Cups.

 

AGENCIES