Man Utd reveal Alex Ferguson is out of intensive care

Sir Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourinho

Sir Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourinho

Ferguson had been in Salford hospital since Saturday following an emergency operation but a statement from the club on Wednesday evening revealed that he is making progress in his recovery.

Sir Alex Ferguson during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Everton at Etihad Stadium on August 21, 2017 in Manchester, England.

"His family ask for privacy and that's what I'm going to respect".

"However [as a club] we're optimistic".

'It was a tough night on Saturday and we were waiting for some positive news.

When asked if Ferguson's condition would have an impact on the team, Mourinho said: "No, I can only think that if there is any relation it is a positive relation".

The Scot retired as United manager in May 2013 after winning 38 trophies during 26 years in charge.

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Concise News had reported that the former United manager is now out of intensive care.

Since, then the club have remained silent and following Mourinho's comments are expected to continue to do so until any further notice from the Ferguson family.

Information from the Press Association was used in this report. I was just devastated. "I am so happy for him and all the people that love him". "Hopefully he recovers fully and wishes go to Cathy and the family". It's a tough time for everyone but I'm thinking positive and hoping he will pull through'. "He has been the biggest influence in my career, both on and off the pitch".

Football fans all over the globe will breath a sigh of relief and wish him speedy recovery. It's Fergie time and you will win!

"This friend of mine, he is not doing too well", Cantona said in a video on Eurosport's official Twitter feed captioned: The Commissioner of Football.

In the video Cantona described his former boss as a mentor, who nurtured him and never judged him, before drawing up upon Ferguson's famous fighting spirit.

'He is such a fighter, he will pull through.

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