See photos of Manchester United‘s players arriving for training at Carrington for the first time since news broke that legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson had an emergency surgery following a brain haemorrhage.
A sombre mood has enveloped the club and Ferguson’s serious condition casts a long shadow over Old Trafford.
Phil Jones pulled up to training on Monday with his team-mates and the defender is struggling more than most, describing Ferguson as ‘like a father’ to him.
Photos below show David de Dea, Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Nemanja Matic, Chris Smalling, Matteo Darmian, Sergio Romero, Luke Shaw.
Sir Alex Ferguson is currently in a stable condition but is still seriously ill in hospital after having been rushed after suffering a brain haemorrhage.
Doctors have warned that the next two days are critical in assessing the impact of his haemorrhage.
Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson, 76, is one of football’s greatest ever managers having won 13 Premier League titles during his 26 years in the Old Trafford dugout.
He also won 25 other pieces of silverware for United, including five FA Cup titles and two Champions Leagues.
A Manchester United statement on Saturday read:
“Sir Alex Ferguson has undergone emergency surgery today for a brain haemorrhage.
“The procedure has gone very well but he needs a period of intensive care to optimise his recovery. His family request privacy in this matter.”
Ferguson, who carved a player career in the Scottish leagues, also managed East Sterlingshire, St Mirren, Aberdeen and Scotland.
His son, Darren, missed his Doncaster side’s last game of the season due to a “severe family issue”.