Jose Mourinho: Sir Alex Ferguson’s family feeling positive after successful operation

by Leo Nieboer

Jose Mourinho has provided good news regarding Sir Alex Ferguson‘s condition, noting that his family were feeling positive after the former Manchester United manager underwent emergency brain surgery.

The football world entered a state of shock on Saturday when it was learned that Ferguson had been admitted to hospital after suffering a brain haemorrhage.

Tributes have poured in for the Scot, whose operation was described as having gone very well in the immediate aftermath.

Speaking at a press conference on Thursday, Mourinho insisted he would respect the demand of Ferguson’s family for privacy but did note that they were feeling positive after three days.

Reports surfaced on Tuesday night claiming the manager was in a chipper mood from his hospital bed, even joking about missing the FA Cup final and asking about his Doncaster Rovers, managed by his son, got on against Oldham (it was 0-0).

And while these reports are totally unconfirmed, to hear from Mourinho that the general feeling is one of positivity suggests that things are moving in the right direction.

This is a massive relief for supporters and indeed those all around the world. Ferguson possesses a fighting spirit that eclipses most people – even at this age – and we will all, I’m sure, continue to hope and pray for a full recovery.

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