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Alex Ferguson returns to rousing welcome at Old Trafford after brain surgery

first_imgManchester United’s greatest manager Sir Alex Ferguson was back at Old Trafford for Manchester United’s Premier League match against Wolverhampton Wanderers for the first time since undergoing a brain surgery.Ferguson was given a rousing welcome by the full house Old Trafford as he smiled and waved at the fans and took his seat in the director’s box for the first time since his operation in May.On May 5 earlier this year, Ferguson had undergone an emergency surgery for brain haemorrhage and was in intensive care for several days at at Salford Royal Hospital.The last time Ferguson made his presence felt at the Old Trafford was in April, when he presented outgoing former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger with a commemorative gift.A special moment at Old Trafford. #MUFC pic.twitter.com/vU8YWstnk1Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 22, 2018″It’s great to go back to the stadium and it’s going to be quite emotional for me when the game starts,” Ferguson told MUTV.”It had to happen some time and I’ve been looking forward to it. It was important getting the right time and the right rest before coming to a game.”Ferguson shared a few words about his recovery but was happy to be back and hoped that Manchester United get a win on the day.Also read – Get well soon boss: Ronaldo, Beckham wish Alex Ferguson speedy recovery”It’s really good [to be back]. It’s obviously been a long journey but I’m making steps forward, doing what my son tells me and what the doctors tell me so, yeah, it’s really good. I’m a bit nervous, to be honest with you, maybe a bit tense really because the last game was Arsenal back in April. It was a long time but it’s great to be back and I just hope we get a win today.”advertisement”It’s great to be back and I just hope we get a win today!”Our full, exclusive interview with Sir Alex is available to watch now: https://t.co/nYckrqePr3 pic.twitter.com/gdQHIqn4QwManchester United (@ManUtd) September 22, 2018Ferguson was overwhelmed by the love and wishes he had received all this while and shared that the cards kept coming to his hospital even after he had left.”It’s unbelievable, there were thousands of cards and they kept arriving at Salford Royal Hospital,” he said. “I’d left by that time but they kept coming and kept coming. The number of emails, texts and personal cards to the house, it was just amazing. It really was.”I’m overcome by it and overwhelmed by it. I think, if you remember, I did the message [through MUTV] to thank the people who had taken the time to send me messages. It was really important to do that. Some of the doctors are here [as special guests] who did the operation and I thought it was the right thing to do. It’s great to be back!” Also read – Watch Alex Ferguson’s first appearance since surgery for brain haemorrhageFerguson was United manager from 1986 to 2013, winning the Champions League twice, the Premier League 13 times and five FA Cups.He was knighted in 1999, the year United won the treble of Champions League, Premier League and FA Cup.(With Reuters inputs)last_img

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