MANCHESTER, England — Manchester United have confirmed that Sir Alex Ferguson will attend their Premier League recreation towards Wolverhampton Wanderers at Previous Trafford on Saturday.
Ferguson, 76, was admitted to the Salford Royal Hospital in Might and wanted emergency surgical procedure for a mind hemorrhage.
The previous boss launched a press release in July to thank workers at Macclesfield, Salford Royal and Alexandra hospitals who handled him, and he revealed he hoped to be again at Previous Trafford this season.
And on Saturday, United introduced that the Scot could be again within the administrators’ field for the primary time since he was hospitalised, to look at Jose Mourinho’s staff tackle Premier League new boys Wolves.
“It is actually good [to be back],” he told MUTV. “It’s obviously been a long journey, but I’m making steps forward, doing what my son tells me and what the doctors tell me, so, yeah, it’s really good.
“I’m a bit nervous, to be honest with you, maybe a bit tense, really, because the last game was Arsenal back in April. It was a long time, but it’s great to be back, and I just hope we get a win today.”
Of doing interviews, Ferguson said: “I don’t miss this. This is the pressure, having these press guys with stupid questions. No, it’s great to go back to the stadium, and it’s going to be quite emotional for me when the game starts, things like that. It had to happen sometime, and I’ve been looking forward to it. It was important getting the right time and the right rest before coming to a game.
“It’s bound to be emotional. Particularly when I take my seat in the box. That will be something, you know. I’ll be glad when it gets over and the game starts and I can enjoy it.”
Ferguson thanked well-wishers for their kind words as he recovered and revealed he had invited some of the doctors who looked after him to the game as well.
“It’s unbelievable. There were thousands of cards, and they kept arriving at Salford Royal Hospital,” he said. “I’d left by that time, but they kept coming and kept coming. The number of emails, texts and personal cards to the house, it was just amazing. It really was.
“I’m overcome by it and overwhelmed by it. I think, if you remember, I did the message [through MUTV] to thank the people who had taken the time to send me messages. It was really important to do that. Some of the doctors are here [as special guests] who did the operation, and I thought it was the right thing to do. It’s great to be back!”
In the meantime, Mourinho thanked the membership’s supporters for his or her response to the defeat to Tottenham and credited them with the staff’s upturn in kind.
United and Mourinho had been applauded off the pitch following the Three-Zero defeat to Tottenham at Previous Trafford and have since bounced again with wins over Burnley, Watford and Younger Boys.
“Thanks Previous Trafford for what you gave us after Tottenham,” Mourinho wrote in his programme notes forward of the Premier League conflict with Wolves, their first residence recreation since defeat to Spurs.
“The credit score of our constructive spirit within the final three victories is yours.”
United face Wolves with the prospect to win 4 consecutive video games for the primary time since January and shut the hole on the high with early leaders Liverpool and Chelsea.
“It has been nearly 4 weeks since we final performed at Previous Trafford, however I can not overlook how superb the ambiance was in our final residence recreation, though it was a defeat towards Tottenham,” Mourinho added.
“It was not regular to see the response of our supporters gave regardless of dropping the sport, however I believe there was a recognition that the staff had given every part.
“The boys had performed properly and had been unlucky. I believe that was recognised, and in flip the gamers recognised the help they got.”