The football world was shocked back in May when it was revealed the former Manchester United manager had been admitted to intensive care after suffering a stroke in his home.
He has thankfully made a full recovery and received a rapturous welcome on his first visit to Old Trafford since Man United’s 2-1 win over Arsenal in late April.
De Gea, who made a series of important saves against Wolves, took to social media after the game to send a message of support to the Boss.
The best of today was seeing you back at Old Trafford Sir Alex 🙌🏼 pic.twitter.com/X9h0cUEWet
— David de Gea (@D_DeGea) September 22, 2018
This was more than just a heartwarming moment. This was a genuine triumph which does not require a trophy at the end.
Football is an ever-fluctuating, constantly ongoing process but life itself can be stripped away from you in an instant. What happened to Ferguson, although we don’t have all the details, was genuinely life-threatening. A brain haemorrhage at any age can have serious implications.
But it is a testament to the man himself that, four months, he was back at Old Trafford and in good spirits. That, right there, is what you call a real victory.