Sir Alex Ferguson out of intensive care after surgery, say Manchester United
Manchester United have confirmed that Sir Alex Ferguson “no longer needs intensive care” after the brain haemorrhage he suffered on Saturday, with the 76-year-old now set to continue rehabilitation as an inpatient.
Ferguson had been in Salford hospital since Saturday following an emergency operation but a statement from the club on Wednesday evening revealed that he is making progress in his recovery.
“Sir Alex no longer needs intensive care and will continue rehabilitation as an inpatient,” it read. “His family have been overwhelmed by the level of support and good wishes but continue to request privacy as this will be vital during this next stage of recovery.”
On hearing the positive update, the Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger sent his best wishes to his former rival. He said: “It is very fantastic news and I’m very happy for that. It was a concern because he has worked very hard and he deserves a long period of enjoying life, and hopefully he can do that in good shape.”
Earlier, the United manager José Mourinhoadmitted that the club were “very, very positive” that Ferguson would recover. “We are confident,” he said.