Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho 'very positive' Sir Alex Ferguson will recover from emergency surgery

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Manchester United are 'very positive' Sir Alex Ferguson will make a full recovery following emergency surgery, Jose Mourinho has said

Jose Mourinho says Manchester United are confident Sir Alex Ferguson will recover after undergoing emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage.

The 76-year-old former Manchester United manager is no longer in intensive care and now being treated as an impatient after being taken ill at his home over the weekend.

"His family have asked for privacy and that is what I am going to respect," Mourinho said. "We are positive - very positive."

When asked if he expects Ferguson to make a swift recovery, Mourinho replied: "Yeah, we are confident."

And asked if he thought the events had the capacity to effect his team in their penultimate team against West Ham on Thursday, he said: "No. I can only think that if there is any relation, it is a positive relation."

Mourinho confirmed Michael Carrick will start in his very last game for the club at the London Stadium before his retirement, but Romelu Lukaku and Marouane Fellaini are out.

The Portugese was critical of some of his players last week after they were beaten at Brighton but he insists the response has been good in the final week of the campaign, with United on course to finish second.

"They all work well," he said. "Even in weeks we had bad performances or results, I never had anything negative to say of the professionalism of my players."

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