The news that Sir Alex Ferguson is no longer in intensive care has been welcomed by the football community.
The former Manchester United manager underwent surgery for a brain haemorrhage on Saturday night and spent the following days in an induced coma at Salford Royal Hospital.
But on Wednesday, the Old Trafford club announced the 76-year-old was no longer in intensive care and continuing his rehabilitation in hospital.
Current United midfielder Michael Carrick tweeted how glad he was to hear the good news.
Amazing to hear such positive news 🙏🏻 https://t.co/OVrK0vorUd— Michael Carrick (@carras16) May 9, 2018
Across the city of Manchester, Benjamin Mendy showed their rivals’ former boss was in the thoughts of the newly-crowned Premier League champions.
Good news that 💪🏾 all the best— Benjamin Mendy (@benmendy23) May 9, 2018
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino promised to visit Ferguson after his side secured a top-four finish by beating Newcastle 1-0 at Wembley.
Pochettino said: “I am so pleased, so happy. If I have time I will visit him, he is a massive personality in football amd he is a fantastic person. I am so happy for him and all the people that love him.”
Former Manchester United winger Andrei Kanchelskis also took to social media to express his joy as the news.
Robbie Fowler, who proved to be a constant thorn in Ferguson’s side when Liverpool played the Red Devils, gave his thumbs up to the news.
👍🏼👍🏼— Robbie Fowler (@Robbie9Fowler) May 9, 2018
The game’s governing body FIFA sent Ferguson their best wishes as he continues his recovery.
Great news. Wishing you all the best during the recovery process, Sir Alex. https://t.co/RImV1wWMSM— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) May 9, 2018