Sir Alex Ferguson has undergone surgery for a brain haemorrhage, his former club Manchester United said via their twitter handle @ManUtd.
“The procedure has gone very well but he needs a period of intensive care to aid his recovery. His family requests privacy in this matter.
“Everyone at Manchester United sends our very best wishes,” the tweet said.
Ferguson, 76 years old, was the longest serving manager of United, taking charge from 1986 to 2013.