Sir Alex Ferguson releases statement after recovering from illness

Sir Alex Ferguson has made his first public appearance after recovering from a brain haemorrhage earlier this year.

The former Manchester United manager stunned the world back in May when it was revealed that he was fighting for his life after suffering a serious brain injury – an event which united the world of football.

Now, speaking in his first public appearance since the incident via Manchester United‘s official social media accounts, the legendary Scotsman has thanked those who have both helped and supported him through his difficult time:

“Hello. Just a quick message first of all to thank the medical staff at Macclesfield, Salford Royal and Alexandra hospitals. Believe me, without those people who gave me such great care I would not be sitting here today. So, thank you from me and my family. Thank you very much,” said Ferguson.

“It has made me feel so humble, as have all the messages I have had from all over the world, wishing me the best, and the good wishes do resonate very, very strongly with me. So thank you for that support you have given me.

“And lastly, I will be back later in the season to watch the team. In the meantime, all the best to José [Mourinho] and the players. Thank you very much.”

Ferguson underwent emergency surgery for a bleed on the brain in May, receiving treatment on an intensive care ward at Salford Royal for three days before continuing his rehabilitation as an inpatient. He was released from hospital four weeks later, in early June.

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