Sir Alex Ferguson 'sitting up and talking' after brain haemorrhage

Sir Alex Ferguson 'sitting up and talking' after brain haemorrhage

TEHRAN, Iran national football team head coach Carlos Queiroz says Alex Ferguson is in his prayers after the Manchester United legend underwent emergency surgery following a brain haemorrhage.

The Daily Mail reports that the 76-year-old former Aberdeen boss is responding well to treatment after the successful surgery, although he remains in intensive care.

Although Ferguson will be forced to miss United's trip to Wembley later this month, it is claimed that he is still eager to visit Kiev to watch Real Madrid - or specifically Cristiano Ronaldo - take on his former arch rivals, Liverpool, in the Champions League final.

With AP Photos.Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says the club is "very, very positive" about the condition of Alex Ferguson.

'I give my assistants very good conditions for their evolution and I think Michael can be very positive for us'.

As City fans spilled onto the pitch at the Etihad in celebration on Sunday, a banner reading: "Football aside get well Fergie" was held aloft.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte added: "I have had the chance to know him and his wife".

And it has now been revealed that, through all of the health problems over the past few days, Ferguson senior's first words after his operation concerned his son.

"The most important quality is to be a man, M-A-N, capitals, a proper man and football is not full of them", said Mourinho.

"When I heard the news yesterday I really couldn't believe this could happen". The result was a 1-0 defeat to the home side at the Keepmoat Stadium, but Darren was absent from the game because of this family emergency.

"I wish him the best". I understand that this is a special person.

Neurosurgeon Peter Hamlyn wrote in The Telegraph: "The most common form (of haemorrhage) for a man of his age with a history of cardiovascular issues is intracerebral, in which there is bleeding within the brain tissue, causing irreparable damage to those cells". Ferguson's was diagnosed with a brain hemorrhage, it has already operated.

Wales manager Ryan Giggs, who was handed his United debut by Ferguson in 1991, said he was praying for his former manager's recovery.

"Everybody respects him highly for what he did in the game".

"We have been thinking about him and his family, I know them all well".