Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson is in a serious condition in hospital following emergency surgery. An ambulance was called to his home in Cheshire at 9am this morning to take the 76-year-old to Macclesfield district hospital.
Reports emerged earlier today that the Ferguson had been hospitalised as his son, Darren, was not in the dugout for his side's final game of the season against Wigan Athletic due to 'family reasons.' Doncaster Rovers released a statement on their club website after the game.
The statement continued to ask for privacy at this time. 'Darren asks for privacy, and will provide an update through the club during the week. '
Manchester United also released a statement on the matter.
Sir Alex Ferguson has undergone emergency surgery today for a brain haemorrhage. The procedure has gone very well but he needs a period of intensive care to optimise his recovery. His family request privacy in this matter.
Get-well messages have flooded in following the news, with fans uniting to wish the Scotsman a speed recovery.