One of the fathers of British football is in intensive care at the moment, after the former Manchester United manager suffered a brain haemorrhage on Saturday night.
The thoughts of the football world are with Sir Alex Ferguson, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest managers that the game has ever seen. At Arsenal, where the equally influential Arsene Wenger managed his last home game, he paid tribute to his great rival, Sir Alex before giving an emotional farewell speech.
The Scotsman won a quite frankly ridiculous 49 trophies as a manager – the most that British football has ever seen – as he transformed Manchester United from an underachieving side into one of the biggest, most decorated clubs in the world. He brought Giggs, Scholes, Beckham and more through the ranks at Old Trafford and played a key role in the career of Cristiano Ronaldo, too, as his leadership and father-like approach to football management set new standards in the game.
Celebrated for his toughness and ability to win, we at Life After Football hope that Sir Alex wins this latest battle and the thoughts of the entire football world are with him and his family during this difficult time.