Sir Alex Ferguson is in a serious condition after undergoing surgery for a brain haemorrhage on Saturday.
Manchester United released the following statement:
"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 76-year-old led United to 38 trophies during a 26-year spell with the club.