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Get well soon boss: Ronaldo, Beckham wish Alex Ferguson speedy recovery

07 May 2018

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson had to undergo emergency surgery following a brain haemorrhage.

Ferguson did not find success in his early years at Old Trafford and some pundits believe that in today's cut-throat management world, he would not have been given the time to find his feet.

During his 26 years with Manchester United he won 38 trophies, including 13 Premier League titles, five FA Cups, and two UEFA Champions League titles.

Ferguson famously won the Treble of Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League in 1999, the year in which he was knighted.

Messages of support and well wishes have come in from footballers all around the world and Guardiola took time to send his best wishes to his former rival and his family.

On Instagram, with a picture of him as a youngster alongside Ferguson, Beckham wrote: "Keep fighting Boss".

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When Ferguson retired in 2013, he was the most successful manager in British football.

Club captain Michael Carrick said: "Absolutely devastated to hear about Sir Alex being unwell in hospital".

In a later tweet, the club also wished Ferguson a "comfortable, speedy recovery". All my thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.

Ferguson's family have requested privacy as he recovers in Salford Royal Hospital. All my thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.

A host of football clubs also voiced support for Sir Alex including United's rivals Manchester City and Aberdeen, where he managed for eight years.

Liverpool said it would offer its full support to Manchester United and Ferguson's family.

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He added: "All my thoughts and prayers are with him and his family".

Ferguson "brought greatness back to United", said former Stretford End favourite Denis Law, a key figure in the celebrated United teams of the 1960s.

It is just per week since Ferguson had been about the Old Trafford pitch having to pay tribute to long-time managerial adversary Arsene Wenger. Headway, the brain injury association, explained a hemorrhage are caused by a ruptured aneurysm or perhaps a setback on the mind, which include a slight accident.

"The long-term implications are very hard to predict", Headway's Luke Griggs said.

There was a heartfelt message from former United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar and his wife Annemarie, who herself recovered from a brain haemorrhage in 2009.

FC Barcelona too wishes a speedy recovery for Sir Alex.

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Get well soon boss: Ronaldo, Beckham wish Alex Ferguson speedy recovery