Phil Jones: Sir Alex Ferguson is like a father to me

Phil Jones

José Mourinho has stated that Manchester United are "very, very positive" that Sir Alex Ferguson will recover from a brain haemorrhage suffered on Saturday.

The legendary Manchester United boss had emergency surgery at the weekend and remains in intensive care.

"Just devastated, absolutely devastated", said Jones.

"He is such a legend in my eyes".

Defender Phil Jones, one of a handful of players signed by Ferguson who is still at the club, added: "I know his character".

Chelsea boss Antonie Conte said: "I have had the possibility to know him and his wife and to understand that this is a special person. Hopefully, he'll recover well".

Michael Carrick believes that Alex Ferguson's wide-reaching influence has been reflected in the goodwill sent the way of the former Manchester United manager.

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The teams kicked off the Premier League season with Arsenal rallying for a wild 4-3 victory at the Emirates on August 11. Many people are questioning as to what the 68-year old will do next. "I came into a team in difficulties", he added.

Britain's most successful manager, Ferguson's last public appearance came on April 29 when the Red Devils hosted arch-rivals Arsenal for a Premier League clash.

United midfielder Juan Mata has confirmed that he and his team-mates want to win the FA Cup for Ferguson. "He has been a unique and fundamental figure in the football world over the last few decades", said the Spaniard.

Mourinho said: "We are positive, we are very, very positive".

Aberdeen Football club, which Sir Alex helped to break the Celtic and Rangers dominance of Scottish football before he went on to manage Manchester United, also wished him well. "He told me he's doing a lot of exercise, he looked very happy".

You can take the man of football but you cannot take football out of the man. I've the utmost respect for him as all of the gamers you converse to can have'.

A vast number of tributes to Ferguson have concerned his undeniable strength through his life and career and what better example than via consulting League One scores and planning a trip to Kiev after an operation? The result was a 1-0 defeat to the home side at the Keepmoat Stadium, but Darren was absent from the game because of this family emergency.

This is a massive relief for supporters and indeed those all around the world.

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