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Alex Ferguson recovering in hospital after brain haemorrhage

The former Manchester United boss was rushed to hospital for emergency surgery.

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LEGENDARY MANCHESTER UNITED manager Alex Ferguson was rushed to hospital by ambulance today and is currently recovering after a brain haemorrhage.

The 76-year-old double European Cup winner, 13-time Premier League champion was admitted to hospital in Macclesfield after an ambulance was called to his home early this morning, The Times reported this evening.

Ferguson was transferred to Salford Royal and in a statement Manchester United confirmed he has undergone surgery:

Sir Alex Ferguson has undergone emergency surgery today for a brain haemorrhage. The procedure has gone very well but he needs a period of intensive care to optimise his recovery.”

Ferguson’s son Darren, manager at League One club Doncaster Rovers, was not present for his side’s fixture with a club statement citing family reasons for his absence.

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