David Beckham Sends Message Of Support As Sir Alex Ferguson Undergoes Surgery
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Football fans, players and managers across the globe have been passing messages of support to Manchester United great Sir Alex Ferguson, as he underwent 'emergency surgery' following a brain haemorrhage.
Among those who sent their love was David Beckham. The ex-England captain posted a heartfelt picture on Instagram from their early days at the club with the caption: "Keep fighting Boss.. Sending prayers and love to Cathy and the whole family x @manchesterunited."
Seventy-six-year-old Ferguson was rushed to Macclesfield District Hospital on Saturday morning, before being transferred - with a police escort - to Salford Royal Hospital, the Sun reports.
The United legend, the most successful manager British football has ever seen, was pictured at Old Trafford last weekend to hand long-time rival Arsène Wenger a gift on the Frenchman's final appearance as Arsenal boss at the stadium.
A statement from Manchester United read: "Sir Alex Ferguson has undergone emergency surgery today for a brain haemorrhage.
"The procedure has gone very well but he needs a period of intensive care to optimise his recovery. His family request privacy in this matter."
The Scotsman retired as United boss in May 2013 after winning 38 trophies during 26 years in charge.
Sir Alex's trophy haul at Old Trafford included 13 Premier League titles, two Champions League crowns, five FA Cups and four League Cups.
Ferguson famously won the Treble of Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League in 1999, the year he was knighted, as reported by the BBC.
United's club captain Michael Carrick said he was 'devastated' to learn his former manager had needed emergency surgery.
Absolutely devastated to hear about Sir Alex being unwell in hospital. All my thoughts and prayers are with him and his family. :pray::pray::pray::pray: Be strong Boss xx
- Michael Carrick (@carras16) May 5, 2018
Liverpool Football Club, Ferguson's greatest rivals, posted a lengthy message in honour of the Scot.
It read: "The thoughts of everyone at Liverpool Football Club are with Sir Alex Ferguson and his family following the news that the former Manchester United manager is ill in hospital.
"A great rival but also a great friend who supported this club during its most difficult time, it is hoped that Sir Alex will make a full recovery.
"In the meantime, the club will offer its full support to Manchester United and also his family."
When Ferguson announced his retirement, Beckham said in an interview with Sky Sports that his former manager meant 'everything' to Manchester United.
He added: "Sir Alex Ferguson is that kind of figure [similar to Sir Matt Busby], he's that important to Manchester United and he will continue to be the legend he is. He will continue to be the legacy he is with that club.
"Whether he's manager or not manager, that will never change. The impact he has with the team, the impact he has with players and fans, I don't think there's anyone around in football that's had that impact, ever."
We wish Sir Alex a speedy recovery.
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