Sir Alex Ferguson, former Manchester United coach, hospitalized

WASHINGTON– Former Manchester United coach Sir Alex Ferguson had surgery Saturday for a brain hemorrhage, according to a tweet from the team’s verified Twitter account.

“Sir Alex Ferguson has undergone surgery today for a brain haemorrhage,” the English team said. “The procedure has gone very well but he needs a period of intensive care to aid his recovery.

“His family request privacy in this matter. Everyone at Manchester United sends our very best wishes.”

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