Former Manchester United boss, Sir Ferguson has emergency surgery

Alex Ferguson won his final Premier League title with Manchester United in 2013

Saturday brought with it the news that the legendary Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson had suffered a brain haemorrhage and as a result, underwent emergency surgery.

The footballing world has come together after learning that Ferguson underwent emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage and requires intensive care to aid his recovery.

Manchester City said it wished Ferguson "a full and speedy recovery after his surgery".

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola also sent his close friend his well wishes, revealing Ferguson had recently taken him out for dinner to congratulate him on winning the Premier League title with City.

Ferguson was pictured on the Old Trafford pitch last Sunday making a presentation to former managerial adversary Arsene Wenger, who is preparing to leave Arsenal after nearly 22 years.

After the victory, he was honoured with a knighthood, meaning in Britain he was universally known as "Sir Alex".

Another former United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel tweeted simply: "Please. I hope he has a full recovery".

Football fans, including names from the worlds of sport, politics and television, have set allegiances aside to unite in sending their best wishes to one the game's greats.

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There was no further update on Ferguson's condition on Sunday evening, although United thanked the football community for its expressions of concern via its official Twitter account. "Thoughts with all the family".

Ferguson retired five years ago having won a 38 major trophies in just over 26 years in charge at Old Trafford, including 13 Premier League titles and the UEFA Champions League twice. Here's hoping he makes a speedy recovery.

He won three Scottish Premier Division titles, four Scottish Cups, a Scottish League Cup.

"My thoughts are with the boss, Cathy and the boys".

Football stars past and present have also offered encouragement to Ferguson, such as David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo, Massimiliano Allegri, Sam Allardyce, Mark Hughes, Wayne Rooney, Michael Carrick and David Silva.

Facciamo il tifo per te, Sir Alex.

Former England striker and Match of the Day host Gary Lineker: Very sorry to hear the news that Sir Alex Ferguson is seriously ill in hospital.

However, during the pitch invasion, cameras spotted a truly lovely tribute to Sir Alex Ferguson from two Man City fans, reminding everyone why this is the handsome game.

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