Manchester United would like to thank its friends in the wider football world for the countless messages of support that have been conveyed following the news that Sir Alex Ferguson underwent emergency surgery on Saturday evening.
As well as being uppermost in the thoughts of our own players, past and present, Sir Alex has been the subject of many warm and touching comments from other clubs, governing bodies and individuals in the beautiful game.
Here is a selection of them, but we acknowledge there are many, many more and we appreciate every one.
We join many across the world of football in sending our best wishes to Sir Alex Fergusonhttps://t.co/0NLbwWPNFe— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) May 5, 2018
Our thoughts and best wishes are with Sir Alex Ferguson and his family after his surgery earlier today. Everyone at UEFA wishes the former @ManUtd manager and UEFA Coaching Ambassador a full recovery. pic.twitter.com/Dl80hOOVG3— UEFA (@UEFA) May 5, 2018
Our thoughts are with Sir Alex, his family and everyone at @ManUtd. We hope he has a full and timely recovery.— The FA (@FA) May 5, 2018
Everyone at the Scottish FA wishes Sir Alex a strong recovery. https://t.co/AXmtAmR0lS— Scottish FA (@ScottishFA) May 5, 2018
The thoughts and prayers of everyone connected with Aberdeen Football Club are with our former manager, Sir Alex Ferguson and his family following tonight’s news. pic.twitter.com/Y20wWRzDy0— Aberdeen FC (@AberdeenFC) May 5, 2018
We’re all thinking of you, Sir Alex. pic.twitter.com/2K14ZPKFMk— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) May 5, 2018
🙏 We wish you a quick recovery!— FC Barcelona 🏆🏆 (@FCBarcelona) May 5, 2018
This evening, everybody at Chelsea FC sends our best wishes to Sir Alex Ferguson for a full and swift recovery following emergency surgery.— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) May 5, 2018
Liverpool: A great rival but also a great friend who supported this club during its most difficult time, it is hoped that Sir Alex will make a full recovery.
Everyone at Manchester City wishes Sir Alex Ferguson a full and speedy recovery after his surgery #footballfamily— Manchester City (@ManCity) May 5, 2018
Everyone at St Mirren sends our best wishes to Sir Alex Ferguson and pray for a speedy recovery. pic.twitter.com/pZHs2wCACB— St Mirren FC (@saintmirrenfc) May 5, 2018
Everybody at the Club sends their best wishes to Sir Alex Ferguson for a full and speedy recovery following his emergency surgery today. pic.twitter.com/bCqtsxRvu3— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) May 5, 2018
Keep strong 🙏🏻 https://t.co/PRn4TCZ5c7— Cesc Fàbregas Soler (@cesc4official) May 5, 2018
Hang in there Sir Alex. Thoughts are with the family and close ones.— Vincent Kompany (@VincentKompany) May 5, 2018
Very sorry to hear the news that Sir Alex Ferguson is seriously ill in hospital. Wish him all the very best.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) May 5, 2018
Shocked and saddened to hear the news about Sir Alex. My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family, stay strong— Ryan Mason (@RyanMason) May 5, 2018
So sad... All our prayers for you Sir Alex 🙏🏿🙏🏿— Benjamin Mendy (@benmendy23) May 5, 2018
My best wishes to Sir Alex Ferguson for a full and speedy recovery following his emergency surgery today.— Simon Mignolet (@SMignolet) May 5, 2018
Devastated to hear about Sir Alex. Stay strong Boss. Thoughts are with you 🙏🏼— Kasper Schmeichel (@kschmeichel1) May 5, 2018
Sad news about Sir Alex. Sending him and his family my very best wishes. #GetWellSirAlex— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) May 5, 2018
Get well soon Sir Alex 🙏— David Silva (@21LVA) May 5, 2018