Sir Alex Makes Incredible Gesture To Doctors Who Saved His Life
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Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson returned to his old stomping ground at Old Trafford today, his first visit since suffering from a brain hemorrhage earlier this year.
But he didn't show up alone - instead taking the opportunity to thank the doctors who'd saved his life by inviting them along too, according to the Mirror.
Surprising fans watching today's match with Wolves, the 76-year-old reportedly rocked up with staff from Macclesfield General Hospital and Salford Royal Infirmary, who treated him after he collapsedat his Cheshire home in May.
He required emergency treatment, before a period of intensive care to optimise his recovery.
In a statement at the time, his son Darren thanked fans and the wider football community for their support through his father's period of ill health, adding: "I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the staff at Macclesfield Hospital and at the Salford Royal who have been truly magnificent."
The sudden illness shocked the footballing world, as he had been seen on the pitch at Old Trafford just a week beforehand, having been presenting a commemorative trophy to his long-time rival and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.
Thankfully, though, he's now made a hero's return.
Speaking to the club's TV station, MUTV, Fergie said: "It's really good to be back.
"It's obviously been a long journey but I'm making steps forward, doing what my son tells me and what the doctors tell me so, yeah, it's really good.
"I'm a bit nervous, to be honest with you, maybe a bit tense really because the last game was Arsenal back in April. It was a long time but it's great to be back and I just hope we get a win today.
"I don't miss this [the interviews]! This is the pressure, having these press guys with stupid questions!
"But no, it's great to go back to the stadium and it's going to be quite emotional for me when the game starts, things like that. I t had to happen some time and I've been looking forward to it. It was important getting the right time and the right rest before coming to a game."
He said that he knew it was 'bound to be emotional', adding: "Particularly when I take my seat in the box. That will be something, you know. I'll be glad when it gets over and the game starts and I can enjoy it."
It sure is great to see the footballing legend back on his feet.