Manchester United players past and present, as well as the wider football world, have reacted to Sir Alex Ferguson’s poignant thank-you message.
The legendary former Reds boss asked us to share a personal message on ManUtd.com to pass on his gratitude for all the support he has received during his recovery from a brain haemorrhage.
The news of the Scot’s sudden illness in May shocked the world and messages of support flooded in from all corners of the globe.
In his personal message, Sir Alex thanked staff at Macclesfield, Salford Royal and Alexandra hospitals for their
“great care” and acknowledged well-wishers
“for the support you have given me” which
“made me feel so humble”.
The video has been well received on social media, with many people commenting on the positive news that Sir Alex, who has been an important figure in so many footballing lives over the years, is recovering well.
Current and former Reds stars tweeted to say how pleased they were to see Sir Alex progressing in his recovery:
I had a nice conversation with the Boss last week and great to see he is making progress in his recovery. This comes quite close to our situation in 2009 when my wife Annemarie had a brain haemorrhage. He was very supportive as always in close contact the whole time. https://t.co/nLRhRHMqoi— Edwin van der Sar (@vdsar1970) July 26, 2018
Looking well, Sir Alex 🙌🏾 https://t.co/F28FvKpqed— Marcus Rashford (@MarcusRashford) July 26, 2018
So pleased the gaffer is on his way to making a full recovery 💪🏽 https://t.co/pXXqhi9LVl— Jesse Lingard (@JesseLingard) July 26, 2018
😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀 https://t.co/nLa54m2jnE— Juan Mata García (@juanmata8) 26 July 2018
Amazing 🙏🏻 https://t.co/WMhHhNQzf8— Michael Carrick (@carras16) July 26, 2018
Great news. Absolute legend in every sense. https://t.co/IlMnOaZGMY— Danny Higginbotham (@Higginbotham05) July 26, 2018
Brilliant to see 😀👍🏼 https://t.co/dVLv34DqDj— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) July 26, 2018
Great news! https://t.co/ltpUYR3C3C— Gerard Piqué (@3gerardpique) 26 July 2018
Great news from the greatest man I met in football. A man that saw us all and tried to give us everything. No matter how many games you played at any level for the club, his door was always open. The one and only (gaffer) Sir Alex. ❤️ https://t.co/asn6jKsoTY— Bojan Djordjic (@BojanDjordjic7) July 26, 2018
Great to see the Gaffer looking so well 👍 https://t.co/p4IDlRfLTt— David May (@DavidMay04) July 26, 2018
There have also been a number of heart-warming messages from the wider football community, including other clubs...
Best wishes from all of us at Liverpool FC. https://t.co/CKrrJkPvgj— Liverpool FC (@LFC) 26 July 2018
A true legend - great to see you back, Sir Alex!— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) 26 July 2018
Great to see....... If there was ever a man to overcome and beat such an illness at his age it would be Sir Alex. https://t.co/rDC03d66ZG— Alex Bruce (@AlexBruce84) July 26, 2018
Some good news: 👏👏 https://t.co/JcW2DmiOFr— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) July 26, 2018
Thrilled for your swift recovery, Sir Alex. https://t.co/i1bIbsFzVV— Carlo Ancelotti (@MrAncelotti) 26 July 2018