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Sir Alex Ferguson came out of the coma

Sir Alex Ferguson GETTY Sir Alex Ferguson had emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage
Jennie Wade | 10 May, 2018, 00:36

Following successful emergency surgery on a brain haemorrhage, legendary football manager Sir Alex Ferguson is reported to be making good progress.

Paul Ince summed up Sir Alex perfectly when he admitted that he was "the only person who knew me better than me".

He is expected to stay in hospital for some time.

Former players Ryan Giggs and Phil Jones are among those paying homage to their former boss.

He said: "It was a huge shock as the news filtered in".

"But if the news is correct and Sir Alex is doing well, we are thrilled, we really are".

"If anyone wants advice, a word or a pick-me-up, they will go to Air Alex".

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"Being a fellow Scot, I think he was trying to take me under his wing a bit".

"He's taken me under his wing like a father". He's out of a coma and was sitting up speaking to household and mates at Salford Royal Hospital on Monday.

The 76-year-old, who is British football's most decorated manager, had emergency surgery on Sunday (NZT).

Scotland's First Minister and SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon joined Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson in tweeting their best wishes for Sir Alex.

"Having got to know him over the last few years, and watched from the outside and seen how strong a manager he was, his determination to pull through will certainly help him", he said.

Sadly, the answer to the question wasn't a good one with Doncaster suffering a 1-0 defeat to Wigan Athletic but the very question was simply heart-warming and perfectly sums up the man. So when you find one of them you have to value and you have to keep and in this case is not about me, it is about the club. I have the utmost respect for him as all the players you speak to will have. He has won 49 honours in his career, including 38 titles at United. "The club is positive, very positive".

Former England skipper, PNE loanee and United midfielder David Beckham sent a message on social media. "Sending prayers and love to [wife] Cathy and the whole family".

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