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Pep Guardiola sends 'big hug' after Sir Alex Ferguson's brain surgery

Pep Guardiola sends 'big hug' after Sir Alex Ferguson's brain surgery

The 76-year-old had an emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage on Saturday and it was just a week earlier that he was on the pitch at Old Trafford, all happy and laughing while making a presentation to Arsene Wenger.

"I wish Sir Alex Ferguson a speedy and full recovery", said British Labour MP John McDonnell, the Shadow Chancellor.

And Cristiano Ronaldo, who was signed by Ferguson as an 18-year-old in 2003, said on the social network: "My thoughts and prayers are with you, my dear friend". Pending updates - none of which had been given by medical officials or Manchester United by 1230 GMT Sunday - on Ferguson's condition, messages of support from all walks of life continued to pour in.

Ferguson was at Old Trafford last Sunday to present Wenger with a commemorative trophy after the announcement that the Frenchman was leaving Arsenal after 22 years.

"He's probably the most iconic figure of football from the last 30 years, and then when you add that to the fact that he's such a important role model to so many people around the world, he's captured the world".

Sir Alex was a huge success on the continent and world scene too with the side, winning two European Cups, the European Cup Winners' Cup, the European Super Cup, the Intercontinental Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup. He retired as a player in 1974 when he was on Ayr United's books. Stay strong and hope together with everyone you recover. Thoughts are with his wife Cathy and of course all the Manchetser United family.

The Scot is hailed as one of the most successful managers ever in football and a legend at United.

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The legendary Scotsman won an incredible 38 trophies during his 26-year reign at Manchester United, including 13 league titles and two Champions Leagues.

He tweeted: "Praying for The Boss that he makes a full recovery from his Brain Haemorrhage".

Javier Hernandez: All my prayers and thoughts as well are with him and his family!

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admitted he could not believe the news which emerged on Saturday evening after bumping into Ferguson recently.

Beckham twitted: "Keep fighting Boss. Thoughts with all the family".

Former England striker and Match of the Day host Gary Lineker: Very sorry to hear the news that Sir Alex Ferguson is seriously ill in hospital.

Aberdeen Football club, which Sir Alex managed before Manchester United, and where he helped to break the Celtic and Rangers dominance of Scottish football, also wished him well.


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