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Sir Alex Ferguson ‘Sitting Up’ And ‘Talking’ After Undergoing Surgery, According To Reports

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| May 8 , 2018 , 19:29 IST

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson who underwent brain surgery after suffering a life-threatening brain haemorrhage is sitting up and talking to his doctors about his medical conditions, according to reports.

British newspaper Daily Mail quoted unnamed friends of Ferguson as saying that the legendary manager had been making enquiries with his doctors about his condition.

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The 76-year-old has been in intensive care at the Salford Royal Hospital after collapsing at his Cheshire home on Saturday.

Manchester United has not given any further update since Saturday when a procedure on the haemorrhage had gone "very well", but that a period of intensive care is needed to optimise his recovery.

United’s Juan Mata admitted news of Ferguson's condition had a "huge impact" on the current squad.

"This circumstance has had a huge impact on Manchester United, as you can imagine. All of us are united right now, wishing Sir Alex a speedy recovery. He has been a unique and fundamental figure in the football world over the last few decades." Mata wrote on his blog.

Sir Alex led United to 13 Premier League, two Champions League and 23 other trophies during his 26-year stint at United He finally retired in 2013.