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‘Be strong boss’: Prayers and wishes for Sir Alex

May 5, 2018

:: Sir Alex Ferguson has emergency surgery for brain haemorrhage

Manchester United captain Michael Carrick said he was “absolutely devastated”, adding: “Be strong Boss”.

The club’s Spanish goalkeeper, David De Gea, tweeted two prayer emojis for his former manager.

Absolutely devastated to hear about Sir Alex being unwell in hospital. All my thoughts and prayers are with him and his family. πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ» Be strong Boss xx

β€” Michael Carrick (@carras16) May 5, 2018

πŸ™πŸΌ πŸ™πŸΌ Sir Alex

β€” David de Gea (@D_DeGea) May 5, 2018

‘Be strong boss’: Prayers and wishes for Sir Alex‘Be strong boss’: Prayers and wishes for Sir Alex

Those who played under Sir Alex, including David Beckham, Wayne Rooney and Peter Schmeichel, also posted to social media in support of their former boss, along with stars of the current team, such as Jesse Lingard and Romelu Lukaku.

Former Arsenal stars Thierry Henry and Robin Van Persie – who played under Sir Alex in his final season – wished him a speedy recovery, as did former footballer and pundit Gary Lineker.

Arsenal player Mesut Ozil posted to Twitter in support of Sir Alex, as did former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba.

Get well soon Boss. Thoughts with all the family at this sad time. #AlexFerguson

β€” Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) May 5, 2018

PleaseπŸ™ Be strongπŸ™Win this oneπŸ™

β€” Peter Schmeichel (@Pschmeichel1) May 5, 2018

Thoughts and prayers sir alex πŸ™ŒπŸΎ

β€” Jesse Lingard (@JesseLingard) May 5, 2018

Thoughts and prayers are with Sir Alex Ferguson and his family! Stay strong πŸ™πŸΏπŸ™πŸΏ

β€” R.Lukaku Bolingoli9 (@RomeluLukaku9) May 5, 2018

Very sorry to hear the news that Sir Alex Ferguson is seriously ill in hospital. Wish him all the very best.

β€” Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) May 5, 2018

Just heard the news about Sir Alex Ferguson. Wishing him and his family all the strength for a speedy recovery. #keepstrong

β€” Thierry Henry (@ThierryHenry) May 5, 2018

Very sorry to hear about sir Alex Ferguson being in hospital. Thoughts are with him and his family. Stay strong Boss πŸ™ https://t.co/Fbz9I1edsp

β€” Robin van Persie (@Persie_Official) May 5, 2018

Get well soon Sir Alex Ferguson. Hope he makes a full recovery πŸ™πŸΌ

β€” Mesut Γ–zil (@MesutOzil1088) May 5, 2018

Deep thoughts and best wishes Sir Alex Ferguson πŸ™πŸΎ @ManUtdhttps://t.co/l0cK0H7teD

β€” Didier Drogba (@didierdrogba) May 5, 2018

The Red Devils’ rivals Manchester City said they wished Sir Alex a quick recovery, adding the hashtag #footballfamily.

:: Sir Alex Ferguson – His brilliant career

In a statement on Liverpool’s website, a spokesperson said Sir Alex was “a great rival but also a great friend”.

“The thoughts of everyone at Liverpool Football Club are with Sir Alex Ferguson and his family following the news that the former Manchester United manager is ill in hospital,” they said.

“A great rival but also a great friend who supported this club during its most difficult time, it is hoped that Sir Alex will make a full recovery.

“In the meantime, the club will offer its full support to Manchester United and also his family.”

Everyone at Manchester City wishes Sir Alex Ferguson a full and speedy recovery after his surgery #footballfamily

β€” Manchester City (@ManCity) May 5, 2018

Aberdeen, the club he managed before his managerial move to England, sent its “thoughts and prayers” as did Tottenham Hotspur.

The thoughts and prayers of everyone connected with Aberdeen Football Club are with our former manager, Sir Alex Ferguson and his family following tonight’s news. pic.twitter.com/Y20wWRzDy0

β€” Aberdeen FC (@AberdeenFC) May 5, 2018

Other clubs including Paris Saint-Germain, West Ham, Chelsea and Everton have also sent their wishes.

Everyone at the Club would like to send our best wishes and support to Sir Alex Ferguson and his family as he recovers from surgery. pic.twitter.com/7YEW168NHz

β€” West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) May 5, 2018

This evening, everybody at Chelsea FC sends our best wishes to Sir Alex Ferguson for a full and swift recovery following emergency surgery.

β€” Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) May 5, 2018

Olympic champion Sir Mo Farah, using the hashtag “legend”, said: “Get well soon Sir Alex Ferguson my support are with family and friends..!!”

Get well soon Sir Alex Ferguson my support are with family and friends..!! #legend#SirAlex

β€” Sir Mo Farah (@Mo_Farah) May 5, 2018

Golfer Ian Poulter shared a photograph on his Twitter page of him sitting side-by-side with Sir Alex.

Thoughts and prayers go out to Sir Alex Ferguson and family.. wishing him a speedy recovery. πŸ™πŸ» pic.twitter.com/4N8BntChpH

β€” Ian Poulter (@IanJamesPoulter) May 5, 2018

Television presenter Eamonn Holmes, a longtime friend of the football hero and Manchester United fan, described him as an “amazing man”.

Praying for The Boss that he makes a full recovery from his Brain Haemorrhage. So much part of my life personally and professionally for over 30 years. An amazing man and friend. #MUFCpic.twitter.com/HoAfFgBqsH

β€” Eamonn Holmes (@EamonnHolmes) May 5, 2018

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