Published: Thu, May 10, 2018
Sports | By Toni Houston

Ferguson moved out of intensive care

Ferguson moved out of intensive care

Manchester United have released some good news regarding the condition of their former manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

"Sir Alex no longer needs intensive care and will continue rehabilitation as an inpatient", United said in a statement.

'His family have been overwhelmed by the level of support and good wishes but continue to request privacy as this will be vital during this next stage of recovery'.

It is believed that Ferguson is sat up and talking to visitors, however, and Mourinho, the present United manager, is optimistic about the 76-year-old's chances of making a swift recovery. 'But (as a club) we are positive. "I think Michael can be very positive for us".

Earlier on Wednesday, current United manager Jose Mourinho said the club are "very positive" Ferguson would make a full recovery.

Ferguson famously described his mission upon joining United as knocking Liverpool "off their perch".He duly did so as United overtook Liverpool as the most successful side in English domestic football.

Arsene Wenger and Pep Guardiola, two leading Premier League managers, expressed their delight at hearing that he was out of intensive care. Like everyone I was shocked to hear the news, I was with him just a couple of weeks ago at a dinner.

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"I want to send my love and best wishes to his family at this hard time".

Ferguson and his family also received well wishes from clubs, officials and players all around the world.

'It's not going to be easy, but he's a strong person.

"I respect him for asking me to stay on for another four years (before my move to West Ham United), but (he said) I might not have much opportunity of playing".

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Pochettino said: 'I am so pleased, so happy. If I have time I will visit him, he is a massive personality in football amd he is a fantastic person. It is Fergie time, and you will win.

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