Sir Alex Ferguson out of intensive care, confirms Manchester United

Sir Alex Ferguson is out of intensive care as he recovers from weekend brain surgery.

Ferguson no longer needs intensive care after undergoing emergency surgery on Saturday for a brain haemorrhage, Manchester United have announced.

Ferguson, 76, will continue his rehabilitation as an inpatient at Salford Royal Hospital.

The Scot retired as United manager in May 2013 after winning 38 trophies during 26 years in charge.

“His family have been overwhelmed by the level of support,” the club added.

The family continue to request “vital” privacy as Ferguson enters the next stage of his recovery.

He was last seen in public at Old Trafford last month when he presented outgoing Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger with a commemorative trophy.

Reacting to the update on his condition, Wenger said: “It’s fantastic news. He has worked very hard and deserves a long period of enjoying life. I hope he’s back soon and in good shape.”

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