Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has spoken in public for the first time since undergoing emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage in May.
The 76-year-old has been recovering at home for the past two months since receiving emergency surgery for a bleed on the brain, followed by three days treatment on an intensive care ward at Salford Royal.
In the short 48 second video message released by Manchester United’s official Twitter account, Ferguson, looking incredibly healthy, looked straight at the camera and revealed that he intends to be back at Old Trafford to watch United in the coming season.
‘Hello, just a quick message first of all to thank the medical staff at Macclesfield, Salford Royal and Alexander hospitals,’ said Ferguson.
‘Believe me, without those people, who gave me such great care I would not be sitting here today, thank you from me and my family, thank you very much.
‘It’s made me feel so humble, as all the messages I’ve had from all over the world, wishing me the best and the good wishes 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, in the meantime all the best to Jose and the players. Thank you very much.’
Sir Alex who has remained a prominent figure at United since retiring from the club in 2013, won 38 trophies during his 26-year- spell in charge, including 13 Premier League titles, 5 FA Cups and 2 Champions Leagues.
Before joining United he won 11 trophies at the helm of Aberdeen for 8 years which included 3 Scottish Premier League triumphs and the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup.
His last public appearance was on 29 April at Old Trafford when he presented former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger with a commemorative trophy.