Manchester United legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson, is widely regarded as one of the greatest managers in football history, is currently in intensive care after undergoing emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage.

It was reported on Saturday that Ferguson had been rushed to the hospital for brain surgery and the Red Devils have later announced that the line of action had gone very well.

“Sir Alex Ferguson has undergone emergency surgery today for a brain haemorrhage,” read a statement released by Manchester United.

“The procedure has gone very well but he needs a period of intensive care to optimise his recovery. His family request privacy in this matter.”

Consultant neurosurgeon at King’s College, Chris Chandler, has also confirmed that the 76-year-old is recovering well.

“The surgery going well means the surgeons have achieved what they set out to achieve,” Chris Chandler, a consultant neurosurgeon at King’s College, London, told Sky Sports News.

“If he had a blood clot, it means that blood clot has been removed successfully and the patient is now in intensive care.”

“We don’t know exactly what kind of brain haemorrhage he had. There are many different kinds, all of which have vastly different outcomes for the patient. We have to now wait for more information before anybody can say what the outcome is likely to be.”

Ferguson has won 38 trophies, including 13 Premier League titles and two Champions League, during his 26 years at the helm.

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