Sir Alex Ferguson has spoken publicly for the first time since undergoing emergency brain surgery in May.
The former Manchester United manager, who has been recovering at home for the past two months, has thanked the medical staff in a video message released by the club.
The 76-year-old has also revealed that he intends to be back at Old Trafford to watch United in the coming season.
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 has made me feel so humble, as have all the messages I have 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 have given me.
“And lastly, I will be back later in the season to watch the team. In the meantime, all the best to Jose and the players. Thank you very much.”
On Saturday 5 May, the football world was rocked by the news that Sir Alex Ferguson had undergone surgery for a brain hemorrhage.
Since then, the most successful manager in English football history has battled in a way only he knows how.
Ferguson received well wishes from throughout the footballing world after suffering a brain hemorrhage and being rushed into hospital.
The Scot won 38 trophies during his 26 years in charge at United, including 13 Premier League titles and two Champions Leagues.