Manchester United have confirmed the rumours that Sir Alex Ferguson has had successful surgery following suffering from a brain haemorrhage.

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.

His family request privacy in this matter.

The football world has united in offering their prayers and best wishes.

From a United perspective, it’s mad how someone you don’t even know can make your life immeasurably better.