Legendary former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is said to be awake and talking after undergoing an emergency operation post suffering brain haemorrage on Saturday night.
As per The Sun, 76-year-old Ferguson, who called time on an extraordinary career as football manager in 2013, is sitting up, talking and asking about his results, friends of the family said.
Sir Alex Ferguson is the most successful managers in British football history, having won 49 titles during his trophy-laden managerial career. The Scott joined the Red Devils in 1986 after a 12-year spell managing clubs in his home country, most notably, Aberdeen, where he guided the club to three top-flight titles, four Scottish Cups, and triumphs in the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup and the UEFA Super Cup.
In a tenure of 27 years as Manchester United manager, Ferguson accumulated 13 Premier League titles, two Champions League crowns, five FA Cup trophies, 10 Community Shields, one FIFA Club World Cup and four League Cup titles.
Not only has the veteran brought a huge amount of silverware to Old Trafford, but his own trophy cabinet is filled with more personal accolades spanning across domestic football as well as from further abroad.
Manchester United hasn't confirmed the report yet, however. The club's last post about Ferguson came about 21 hours earlier about current club captain and former Ferguson player Michael Carrick paying tribute.
Sir Alex Ferguson has been in intensive care since being operated on at Manchester's Salford Royal hospital. He had been placed in an induced coma.Following the surgery, reports had said that the procedure had gone well but would entail a long period of recovery.
However, this is not the first time Ferguson has been treated in hospital for a serious health condition. In 2003, was admitted to hospital for a heart irregularity and underwent cardioversion electric shock treatment.
Ferguson has been a regular at Manchester United's matches, both home and away, since retiring. Good wishes had come in by the dozen, from former players, opponents, rival clubs and others after the news broke.