Manchester United defender Phil Jones has revealed that he still has hopes that legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson will successfully recover from a brain haemorrhage.

The former United boss, who underwent a brain surgery during the weekend, is currently in intensive care at King’s College Hospital.

Ferguson is the manager who signed Jones from Blackburn Rovers in 2011 when he was still 19 years old. The England international has admitted that he owes a lot to the father figure.

“He’s taken me under his wing like a father and it was shocking,” Jones is quoted as saying by Telegraph. “It’s sad, but I know his character and I know he has that fight in him.”

“He is such a legend in my eyes, he is the one who brought me to the club and gave me that opportunity to play for one of the biggest clubs in the world.”

“He has got all his family and friends around him, the support from all the players and staff at Manchester United and football around the world. When something like that does happen it’s nice that the football world comes together and shows support and we are all rooting for him.”

Ferguson, who took over at Old Trafford as club manager in 1986, has managed to win 38 trophies with the Red Devils before retiring in 2011.

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