Sir Alex’s son Darren Ferguson has released the first statement since news broke of his dad’s brain haemorrhage last week, saying his family have been “overwhelmed” by support.
The 76-year-old former Manchester United manager came out of intensive care this week, but is facing a lengthy recovery period.
Now, his son has spoken out, thanking the public for kind messages, reports the Evening Standard.
Darren Ferguson, manager of Doncaster Football Club, said: “On behalf of myself and my family, I would like to thank the huge number of people who have been kind enough to send messages of support during a difficult time.
“It has been overwhelming to read how many people care and that they are thinking of my dad and willing his recovery.
“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the staff at Macclesfield Hospital and at the Salford Royal who have been truly magnificent.
“We continue to request privacy during this vital period of recovery.”