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Sir Alex Ferguson thanks everybody for their good wishes.

A message from Sir Alex

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Following his recent illness, Manchester United's legendary former manager Sir Alex Ferguson has asked us to share a personal message, to pass on his gratitude for all the support he’s received during his recovery.

Sir Alex 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.

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Sir Alex delivering his message to MUTV.
Watch Sir Alex Ferguson deliver his message of thanks.

“It's made me feel so humble, as have all the messages I've received from all over the world, wishing me the best. And the good wishes do resonate very, very strongly with me. So thank you for that support you've given me.

Lastly, I'll be back later in the season to watch the team. In the meantime, all the best to Jose and the players. Thank you very much.

We're all looking forward to seeing you back in your seat at Old Trafford very soon, Sir Alex.

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