Ferguson awake after brain surgery

Alex Ferguson is said to be awake and talking after suffering a life-threatening brain haemorrhage.

Friends of the legendary Manchester United boss, 76, have claimed he is ‘sitting up talking and asking about his results’ – although there was no confirmation from the club and his family.

The ex-Aberdeen and Scotland manager has been in intensive care after collapsing at his Cheshire home two days ago.

He underwent emergency brain surgery and was placed in an induced coma following the shock brain haemorrhage.

Sir Alex, who won a record 13 Premier League titles with Manchester United, was said last night to be ‘doing well’ in Salford Royal Hospital.

A source said: “The prognosis is good and his closest friends in football are being kept abreast of any developments.”

United stars have vowed to win the FA Cup for Sir Alex, and are praying he can watch them lift the trophy on TV.

The aces have pledged to beat Chelsea  on May 19  as a tribute to the Old Trafford legend.

Midfielder Juan Mata, 30, said the side would work hard to honour the Scotsman’s ‘winning mentality’ in the season’s final three games,  ‘especially in the FA Cup Final’.

Doctors have said that the coming weeks would be vital for the football’s icon’s recovery./SunSport