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Ferguson thanks hospital, well wishers after brain surgery

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Legendary Manchester United manager, Alex Ferguson, has spoken publicly for the first time since undergoing a brain surgery last May.

In a video posted by United on social media, the 76-year old says he would “not be sitting here today” without the “great care” of hospital staff, as he also thanked well wishers for support.

Ferguson on May 5th reportedly fell seriously ill and underwent a surgery for a brain haemorrhage, and was in intensive care for several days at Salford Royal Hospital in the UK.

In a 48-second video posted by the Red Devils on Thursday, Ferguson said: “I want to thank the medical staff at Macclesfield, Salford Royal and Alexandra hospitals.

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“Believe me, without those people who gave me such great care I would not be sitting here today. Thank you from me and my family.

“The good wishes do resonate very strongly with me. Thank you for the support you have given me.

“I will be back later in the season to watch the team and, in the meantime, all the best to Jose Mourinho and the players.”

Ferguson, who retired as United manager in May 2013, won 13 Premier League titles, two Champions League crowns, five FA Cups and four League Cups, to become the most successful manager in British football.

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