first_imgSir Alex Ferguson on Thursday made his first public appearance since undergoing a surgery for a brain haemorrhage in May this year.Ferguson underwent an emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage on May 5 after he collapsed at his home.In a video posted by Manchester United on Twitter, Ferguson thanked the hospital staff and his well wishers for his recovery.”Hello just a quick message, first of all to thank the medical staff at Macclesfield, Salford Royal and Alexandra hospitals,” Ferguson said. “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.”On Saturday 5 May, the football world was rocked by the news that Sir Alex Ferguson had undergone surgery for a brain haemorrhage.Since then, the most successful manager in English football history has battled in a way only he knows how.Today, we bring you a special message. United (@ManUtd) July 26, 2018″It has made me feel so humble, as all the messages I have had 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 have 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.”The 76-year-old Scot was United manager from 1986 to 2013, winning the Champions League twice, the Premier League 13 times and five FA Cups.advertisementHe was knighted in 1999, the year United won the treble of Champions League, Premier League and FA Cup.He made his managerial reputation in his native Scotland with Aberdeen, winning three Scottish League titles and the European Cup Winners’ Cup.After taking Scotland to the 1986 World Cup following the death of Jock Stein, Ferguson joined United in November 1986 after Ron Atkinson was sacked.It took three and a half years to achieve his first success with them, the FA Cup title in 1990.From there he was unstoppable, quickly achieving his ambition to “knock Liverpool off their perch” as United became the team of the 90s and beyond.In 2001 he decided to leave the following year but was persuaded by his family to change his mind and stayed on until 2013.last_img