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Fergie out of ICU, United confirm

Manchester United confirmed yesterday that former manager Alex Ferguson is out of intensive care following emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage.

Ferguson, 76, was admitted to Salford Royal Hospital for the procedure last Saturday after a fall at his home.

"Sir Alex no longer needs intensive care and will continue rehabilitation as an inpatient," United said in a statement. "His family have been overwhelmed by the level of support and good wishes but continue to request privacy as this will be vital during this next stage of recovery." - AFP

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