The world of football was left in utter shock when news about Sir Alex Ferguson being rushed to the hospital for an emergency surgery first broke out.
A shower of prayers and wishes from all over the planet followed the sad announcement, and they seem to have worked perfectly, as the legendary Scotsman is now believed to be conscious and well.
In fact, according to The Sun, the Manchester United legend appears to have returned to his normal self immediately, as the first words he spoke to his family after the surgery were strictly football-related.
“How did Doncaster get on?” was the first thing Sir Alex said to his family, enquiring about the match his son Darren’s team, Doncaster Rovers, played against Wigan a few hours after he was rushed to the hospital.
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But Sir Alex did not stop there, as he later joked about the chances of him being able to attend the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool, after having established that he would indeed be missing the FA Cup final between Chelsea and his beloved United.
“Aye, the [FA] Cup Final is out — but what about Kiev?” the 76-year-old furthered discussed with his family at his hospital bedside.
An inside source from Manchester United added to this news, by revealing: “Of course he’d love to be at Kiev on May 26 to see his former star player Cristiano Ronaldo in action for Real Madrid against Liverpool.
“Ronaldo sees Sir Alex as a father figure. But Sir Alex needs plenty of rest and will have to follow his consultant’s strict instructions to recover fully.”
Another source added: “Typical Sir Alex — he can’t stop talking football. He’s very chipper and his prognosis is good. He’s already re-arranging his diary.”
While this may seem amusing, it appears only natural when considering the fact that this decorated legend of a manager has lived and breathed football all his life!