Arsene Wenger says Sir Alex Ferguson looked 'in flawless shape' last week

Florence Fletcher
May 7, 2018

General Secretary for the Professional Footballers Association of Ghana, Anthony Baffoe has sent his well wishes to former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson after he underwent emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage.

Warm wishes have flooded in for Sir Alex Ferguson, who is in intensive care after suffering a brain haemorrhage.

City were quick to tweet: "Everyone at Manchester City wishes Sir Alex Ferguson a full and speedy recovery after his surgery".

Midfielder Michael Carrick said he was "absolutely devastated", adding, "All my thoughts and prayers are with him and his family".

As you can imagine, supporters of all clubs who saw the touching moment took to Twitter to praise those two Man City fans, who showed the ultimate respect to a great rival.

It is just per week since Ferguson had been about the Old Trafford pitch having to pay tribute to long-time managerial adversary Arsene Wenger.

"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".

"Hang in there Sir Alex", explained town captain Vincent Kompany, who's won the premierleague three days since 2012.

Fittingly, Ferguson's treatment and recovery will be carried out near to the place where he masterminded the rebuilding of United. "I hope he has a full recovery".

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Sir Alex's side dominated the modern era in English football with the formation of the Premier League in 1992. The children of players and staff who played and worked under him still receive birthday and Christmas presents from Ferguson and his wife Cathy.

"The minute a Manchester United player thought he was bigger than the manager, he had to go", Ferguson wrote in his autobiography. "Be strong, Boss!" he said.

During his 26 years with Manchester United he won 38 trophies, including 13 Premier League titles, five FA Cups, and two UEFA Champions League titles.

Ferguson's only real significant career regret was he managed to win the Champions League only double, however, also the first triumph was part of the 1999 treble that additionally included the Premier League and FA Cup. Stay strong boss. Thoughts are with you and your family.

Chris Smalling: Gutted to hear the news about Sir Alex.

Beckham broke into the team in the 1990s as Ferguson turned United into the country's most successful club.

Golfer Ian Poulter shared a photograph on his Twitter page of him sitting side-by-side with Sir Alex.

World football governing body Fifa: We join many across the world of football in sending our best wishes to Sir Alex Ferguson.

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