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Ferdinand and Gascoigne 'praying' for full Ferguson recovery

Ferdinand and Gascoigne 'praying' for full Ferguson recovery

The legendary Scotsman won an incredible 38 trophies during his 26-year reign at Manchester United, including 13 league titles and two Champions Leagues.

Clubs from around the world have sent well wishes and tributes to the former Manchester United Manager, Alex Ferguson, who's in intensive care in hospital.

The procedure is said to have gone "very well", with Sir Alex "needing a period of intensive care to optimise his recovery".

Premier League executive chairman Richard Scudamore: "It's obviously a big shock but the most important thing is to wish him well, and his family well, to respect their privacy, and hope that very, very soon he's back to his best".

It is a mark of Ferguson's huge influence that United have failed to regain the Premier League title since he stood down in 2013.

"A great rival but also a great friend who supported this club during its most hard time, it is hoped that Sir Alex will make a full recovery".

Club captain Michael Carrick said: "Absolutely devastated to hear about Sir Alex being unwell in hospital".

The defender replied that Ronaldo was in a position to take action, earlier than Neville quipped: Did you not see him at QPR!', a lot to the delight of the dressing room.

On his part, Rooney, who spent nine years under Ferguson, added his own on his Twitter handle for his former boss.

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Scott McTominay: Thoughts & prayers are with you and your family boss.

Liverpool FC: A great rival but also a great friend who supported this club during its most hard time, it is hoped that Sir Alex will make a full recovery. "Thoughts are with the family and close ones". "As a personal friend, I hope he has a full recovery". Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri, who is on the verge of leading the Turin giants to a seventh successive Serie A crown, said: "Stay strong Alex Ferguson".

They include former Manchester United icon, Cristiano Ronaldo.

On Instagram, with a picture of him as a youngster alongside Ferguson, Beckham wrote: "Keep fighting Boss".

After the victory, he was honoured with a knighthood, meaning in Britain he was universally known as "Sir Alex".

The Red Devils' rivals Manchester City said they wished Sir Alex a quick recovery, adding the hashtag #footballfamily.

"I wish Sir Alex Ferguson a speedy and full recovery", said British Labour MP John McDonnell, the Shadow Chancellor.

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