Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson expresses thanks to medical staff

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Sir Alex Ferguson says he would not still be with us without the 'great care' he received after suffering a brain haemorrhage (video courtesy of MUTV)

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has spoken for the first time since recovering from a brain haemorrhage.

Regarded as one of the greatest managers in football history, Ferguson was rushed to hospital on May 5.

However, the 76-year-old has fortunately made a full recovery and says he will be back at Old Trafford later in the season.

In a video posted on the Manchester United Instagram page, Ferguson said: "Hello, just a quick message.

"First of all to thank the medical staff at Macclesfield, Salford Royal and Alexandra Hospitals.

"Believe me, without those people who gave me such great care, I would not be sitting here today. So, thank you from me and my family. Thank you very much.

I will be back later in the season to watch the team... In the meantime, all the best to Jose [Mourinho] and the players.
Ferguson's message to Man Utd

"It has made me feel so humble, as all the messages that I have had from around the world, wishing me the best and the good wishes, do resonate very strongly with me.

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"So, thank you for that support that you have given me.

"Lastly, I will be back later in the season to watch the team.

"In the meantime, all the best to Jose [Mourinho] and the players. Thank you very much."

The Scot won 38 trophies during his 26 years in charge at United, including 13 Premier League titles and two Champions Leagues.

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