Sir Alex Ferguson, famous as Manchester United’s legendary former manager, thanked his well-wishers and the medical staff who treated him as he recovers from a brain haemorrhage.
He had undergone emergency surgery on 5 May, after suffering a life-threatening brain haemorrhage.
On Thursday 26 July, Manchester United’s twitter account released a video message from the famous manager.
In the video Ferguson said: “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.
“It’s made me feel so humble, as all the messages I’ve 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’ve given me.
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“And, lastly, I’ll be back later in the season to watch the team. And, in the meantime, all the best to Jose and the players. Thank you very much.”
This was the first time fans got to see Ferguson following his emergency brain surgery.
Numerous celebrities, including David Beckham and Wayne Rooney had sent their prayers and well wishes to him on social media at the time.
In a heartfelt tribute to Sir Alex, David wrote: “Keep fighting Boss… Sending prayers and love to Cathy and the whole family x” alongside a hands in prayer emoji.
Manchester United also said in a tweet about their former manager at the time: “We will keep Sir Alex and his loved ones in our thoughts during this time, and we are united in our wish to see him make a comfortable, speedy recovery.”
A brain haemorrhage, or cerebral bleed occurs within the brain tissue or ventricles and causes include brain trauma, tumours or aneurysms.
Ruptured brain aneurysms are fatal in about 40 per cent of cases and survivors may suffer permanent neurological damage.
Approximately 15 per cent of patients with a haemorrhage caused by an aneurysm die before reaching the hospital.