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How old is Sir Alex Ferguson, what is his condition following brain haemorrhage surgery, and who is Manchester United legend’s wife Cathy?

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How old is Sir Alex Ferguson, what is his condition following brain haemorrhage surgery, and who is Manchester United legend’s wife Cathy?

THE FOOTBALL world was stunned on Saturday night by the news Sir Alex Ferguson had been rushed to hospital.

The legendary former Manchester United boss won a staggering 49 trophies in management, including 13 Premier League titles and two Champions Leagues.

Sir Alex Ferguson is seriously ill in hospitalSir Alex Ferguson is seriously ill in hospitalAFP - Getty

Reports claimed that Fergie was “seriously ill” and was taken to the Salford Royal hospital.

Here’s what we know so far:

Who is Sir Alex Ferguson?

Sir Alexander Chapman Ferguson is a Scottish former football player and legendary boss of Manchester United.

He was in charge of the Red Devils from 1986 until 2013.

Fergie guided United to 38 trophies, including 13 Premier League titles, during his 26 years in charge.

He began his playing career with Queen’s Park before going on to represent St Johnstone, Dunfermline, Rangers, Falkirk and Ayr United.

After hanging up his boots in 1974 he began his management career with East Stirlingshire before moving onto St Mirren for a four-year spell.

Fergie guided Manchester United to Champions League success twiceFergie guided Manchester United to Champions League success twiceBradley Ormesher - The Times He won the Premier League title 13 times during his 26-year reign as managerHe won the Premier League title 13 times during his 26-year reign as managerAFP

In 1978 Aberdeen appointed him as boss, and he led them to three titles and the Uefa Cup Winners’ Cup in 1983.

He answered the call of his country in 1985 following the death of Jock Stein and was in charge for the 1986 World Cup – although he gave up the role after the Tartan Army failed to get out of the group stage.

On November 6, 1986 he was appointed manager of Manchester United but it was not instant success for him at Old Trafford.

He survived huge pressure after several trophyless years by guiding the club to FA Cup success in 1989.

But the big moment came in 1993 when he managed to end their title-drought by winning the Premier League.

More and more joy followed over the years, including two Champions League wins in 1999 and 2008, before retiring from the dug-out in 2013.

He is the longest-serving manager in the club’s history.

Fergie's son Darren is the manager of Doncaster RoversFergie’s son Darren is the manager of Doncaster RoversPA:Press Association What is the latest on Sir Alex Ferguson’s condition after his brain haemorrhage surgery?

A Manchester United statement said on Saturday: “Sir Alex Ferguson has undergone surgery today for a brain haemorrhage.

“The procedure has gone very well but he needs a period of intensive care to aid his recovery.

“His family request privacy in this matter. Everyone at Manchester United sends our very best wishes.”

Sir Alex Ferguson married Cathy in 1966 and the couple have three sonsSir Alex Ferguson married Cathy in 1966 and the couple have three sonsAFP How old is Sir Alex Ferguson?

Sir Alex Ferguson is 76-years-old.

He was born in Glasgow, Scotland.

His date of birth is December 31, 1941.

Who is Sir Alex Ferguson’s wife Cathy?

When Alex wanted to retire, his family convinced him to remain in charge of Manchester United, with Cathy listing her reasoning as “One, your health is good. Two, I’m not having you in the house. And three, you’re too young anyway.”

Ferguson went on to retire a few years later, saying his wife needed him after her sister died.

The couple married in 1966 and have three sons called Mark, Darren and Jason.

Darren is the manager of Doncaster Rovers but missed their League One clash with Wigan on Saturday to be by his father’s side.

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