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Get well messages pour in for Sir Alex Ferguson

Ferguson won 38 trophies during 26-and-a-half years at Old Trafford.

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The sporting world has united behind Sir Alex Ferguson

The sporting world has united behind Sir Alex Ferguson

The sporting world has united behind Sir Alex Ferguson

The world of football has united to wish Sir Alex Ferguson a speedy recovery after the former Manchester United manager underwent emergency surgery following a brain haemorrhage.

United announced on Saturday night that the procedure had gone “very well” but said the 76-year-old would need a period of intensive care to aid his recovery.

Ferguson retired in May 2013 after winning 38 trophies during 26-and-a-half years at Old Trafford.

Here, Press Association Sport takes a look at some of the social media reaction.

Former United players

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Come on Boss 🙏🙏🙏 !!!

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Current United players

United’s Premier League rivals

Players from other clubs – past and present

The wider sporting world

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Prayers be Sir Alex

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