Sir Alex Ferguson 'sitting up and talking' after brain haemorrhage

Sir Alex Ferguson 'sitting up and talking' after brain haemorrhage

"We are very, very positive".

A Manchester United spokesman explained that Ferguson required emergency treatment for a brain haemorrhage but added that the procedure had gone "very well". Ferguson is believed to have said to his family.

On Tuesday, it was revealed that the Scottish was now out of coma and was talking to his family who stayed with him in hospital.

Sir Alex Ferguson, 76, underwent emergency brain surgery two days ago to stem a devastating brain haemorrhage.

"His family request privacy in this matter".

But, asked about the feeling among the squad, many of whom have written heartfelt messages on social media, and their hopes for a full recovery, Mourinho said: "We are very positive, we are confident". Mourinho signalled as much be prefacing his words on Wednesday afternoon at the club's Carrington-based training facility by acknowledging this. The surprise was that the former Aberdeen boss looked so healthy when he presented Arsene Wenger with a special farewell gift at Old Trafford on 29 April, before the Gunners' 2-1 loss to the Red Devils.

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Mourinho insisted Ferguson's condition will not have a negative effect on his team ahead of Thursday's Premier League clash with West Ham at the London Stadium.

"I know the operation has been a success - but he is a fighter and that is what makes me think that he will be able to make a recovery".

The club's stars said they were "overwhelmed" by the legend's plight. I've the utmost respect for him as all of the gamers you converse to can have'.

Players at United pledged to win the FA Cup for Sir Alex as well-wishers from across the sport continued to offer their support.

He also joked about flying to Kiev for the Champions League Final.

Finally, with Michael Carrick set to retire at the end of the season, Mourinho admitted that the central midfielder will start Sunday's game against Watford - though nothing was said of his potential outing against the Hammers.

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