The world of football multiplies the messages of support for Ferguson
A poster depicting great football figures, including ex-coach Alex Ferguson (top-right), photographed outside the Manchester United Museum, in the English city, on May 6, 2018
With the United Kingdom in suspense over the health of Alex Ferguson, in intensive care after being operated on Saturday night after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage, the messages of support multiply this Monday towards the charismatic Scottish technician, legend of Manchester United.
Cristiano Ronaldo, David Beckham, Wayne Rooney, Thierry Henry, FIFA, Unai Emery, the mayor of Manchester, Liverpool, Diego Forlan, Bryan Robson, Michael Carrick, his former club -the Aberdeen- or the current ‘Red Devils’: The entire world of football has had a memory of the 76-year-old Scotsman.
The media were commissioned on Monday to remember the impressive legacy of Ferguson at the head of United, which led 26 years between 1986 and 2013: 38 titles, including 13 English championships and two Leagues of Champions.
“Manchester United would like to thank its friends from the great world soccer family for the unspeakable messages of support,” wrote the club from the north of England, which on Saturday reported that everything had gone “well” in the operation and that the Scottish now needs to “spend some time in intensive care to promote his recovery”.
Since then, no medical report has been published.
– Meeting with Wenger –
Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger had fond words for him, and Ferguson honored him last week by handing him a souvenir on his last visit to Old Trafford – leaving the club in London after 22 years in office.
“First of all, we are worried at Arsenal, I wish him a good recovery,” Wenger said Sunday after the 5-0 victory against Burnley, the preamble to his farewell ceremony at Emirates Stadium.
“I was with him on the grass, after the game I went to see him and he told me he was in top form, he told me he was doing a lot of sport, he seemed very happy”, revealed Wenger about his meeting with Ferguson a week ago.
“They will not find anyone among Manchester City fans who do not want the best for this incredible person,” said Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola, who sent “a big hug” to Sir Alex.
“When I heard the news yesterday, I did not believe it, he’s the absolute boss,” responded Jürgen Klopp, Liverpool coach, after his team’s defeat against Chelsea on Sunday. “He’s going to get back in shape 100%, I’m sure, I’ll see him again,” he added.
– Arrhythmia and pacemaker –
A cerebral hemorrhage is a sudden bleeding that occurs in the brain after the rupture of a blood vessel, which can occur either as a result of a stroke or a traumatic shock.
Sometimes a surgical intervention is necessary to evacuate the hematoma and reduce the pressure of the brain due to the excess of blood that can cause irreparable damages, even the death of the patient.
It is not the first time that Ferguson suffers a health mishap. In 2003 he underwent heart surgery for an arrhythmia and since then he lives with a pacemaker.
This did not stop Ferguson, who had already considered the idea of retiring in 2002, to continue leading the Red Devils for another 10 years, winning five English titles and one Champions League in 2008.
Known during his career for his explosive statements, he changed after his retirement and built a reputation as an affable person, who appreciated spending his free time in his village of Cheshire after 26 years on the volcanic Old Trafford bench.
While waiting for new news, the televisions have been established in front of the Salford Royal Hospital, but as indicated by Sky Sports News, based on the testimony of a neurosurgeon, we just have to wait.