David Beckham leads support for Sir Alex Ferguson after surgery

Alex Ferguson won his final Premier League title with Manchester United in 2013

But rumours began to circulate about the 76-year-old's health after Doncaster manager Darren Ferguson, Sir Alex's son, did not attend his side's final match of the League One season against Wigan because of what was reported as a "severe family issue".

Sir Alex Ferguson during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford on March 10, 2018 in Manchester, England. "The procedure has gone very well but he needs a period of intensive care to optimize his recovery".

As for Sir Alex, while his family have requested privacy, the football community will have the former Man Utd boss in their thoughts and prayers over the coming days.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola sent his best wishes before lifting the Premier League trophy on Sunday.

"As well as being uppermost in the thoughts of our own players, past and present, Sir Alex has been the subject of many warm and touching comments from other clubs, governing bodies and individuals in the attractive game". Former United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel perhaps summed up best the feelings of many well-wishers when he wrote: "Please Be strong Win this one".

"Obviously all of us at Manchester City, he's in our prayers and thoughts, with Cathy and the kids".

The clip shows Ferguson giving a teamtalk to a host of his former players, including Gary Neville, Patrice Evra, Edwin Van der Sar, Rio Ferdinand, Park Ji-Sung and more in a dressing room at Old Trafford.

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Messages of support have flooded in for Ferguson from Manchester United players after the former boss was rushed to hospital yesterday.

Several football clubs such as Manchester City, Leicester City, AC Milan and Al Ahly SC wished Ferguson a full and quick recovery after the surgery.

Anfield HQ tweeted: "A great rival but also a great friend who supported this club during its most hard time, it is hoped that Sir Alex will make a full recovery".

However, during the pitch invasion, cameras spotted a truly lovely tribute to Sir Alex Ferguson from two Man City fans, reminding everyone why this is the handsome game.

He said after his side's 1-0 defeat at Chelsea: "I met Sir Alex after the first game against Roma (in the Champions League semi-finals)". What he did for Manchester United, it's unreal. "As a personal friend, I hope he has a full recovery". He's the most important person in a lot of years. An wonderful man and friend. Ferguson can claim to have done it all, from winning in Europe with an unfashionable smaller club, lifting league titles in two different countries, collecting European silverware with two clubs and annexing trophies in four successive decades.

Under Ferguson's guidance, Ronaldo won three Premier League titles, the FA Cup and the Champions League before leaving to join Real Madrid in 2009.

Facciamo il tifo per te, Sir Alex.

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