Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson underwent emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage on Saturday, according to the English Premier League club.
Ferguson, 76, retired from managing in 2013 after almost 27 years in charge of Manchester United but he has continued to regularly attend matches and participate in UEFA coaching initiatives.
“Sir Alex Ferguson has undergone emergency surgery today for a brain haemorrhage,” Manchester United said in a statement.
“The procedure has gone very well but he needs a period of intensive care to optimise his recovery. His family request privacy in this matter.”
Manchester United’s captain Michael Carrick tweeted his “thoughts and prayers” in support of Ferguson following the news of his hospitalisation.
Ferguson remains the most successful manager in British football history, winning 49 honours including 38 titles at Manchester United.
The Scot joined Manchester United in 1986 from Aberdeen.