Darren Ferguson has expressed his gratitude for the support he and his family have received since his father Sir Alex suffered a brain haemorrhage.
Ferguson senior, who won 38 trophies during a reign of over 26 years at Manchester United, underwent emergency surgery after falling ill last Saturday.
United announced on Wednesday that he was no longer in intensive care and was being treated as an inpatient.
Darren Ferguson missed his Doncaster side's final game of the League One season to be at his father's bedside, and thanked supporters of his club and the wider sporting world.
"On behalf of myself and my family, I would like to thank the huge number of people who have been kind enough to send messages of support during a difficult time," he said. "It has been overwhelming to read how many people care and that they are thinking of my dad and willing his recovery.
"I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the staff at Macclesfield Hospital and at the Salford Royal."