FORMER Ireland and Manchester United defender Paul McGrath is among those paying tribute to Alex Ferguson, who underwent surgery for a brain haemorrhage.
The former Red Devils boss underwent the emergency procedure yesterday, with the club issuing a statement to say it had gone well.
The 76-year-old is recovering in intensive care at Salford Royal Hospital in Manchester.
McGrath, who played under Ferguson between 1986 and 1989, posted a picture of himself with his former boss to Instagram.
Accompanying the picture, McGrath wrote: “Just heard about Sir Alex, my thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.
"If anyone can pull through this it will be the man himself.”
McGrath wasn't the only Irish person to send their regards. Other former players, rivals and famous fans joined the Black Pearl in sending their support to Ferguson…
Thoughts and prayers with Sir Alex Ferguson and his family #GetWellSoonFergie 🙏🏼
— Shay Given (@No1shaygiven) 5 May 2018
Such sad news to hear about my former manager Sir Alex. Get well soon boss :)
— Norman Whiteside (@NormanWhiteside) May 6, 2018
Get well soon Sir Alex 🙌🏼
— David Meyler (@DavidMeyler7) 5 May 2018
Hopes and prayers for Sir Alex #legend
— Keith Gillespie (@KeithGillespie7) May 5, 2018
Prayers are with sir Alex and his family right now 🙏🏾🙏🏾
— Clinton Morrison (@morrisonclinton) May 5, 2018
Praying for The Boss that he makes a full recovery from his Brain Haemorrhage. So much part of my life personally and professionally for over 30 years. An amazing man and friend. #MUFC pic.twitter.com/HoAfFgBqsH
— Eamonn Holmes (@EamonnHolmes) May 5, 2018
Thoughts and prayers with the entire Manchester United family tonight. Sir Alex is a fighter. Praying he’ll beat this. #siralex
— Simon Delaney (@SimonDelaneyEsq) May 5, 2018
Thoughts and prayers with Sir Alex Ferguson and his family🙏 #GetWellSirAlex
— AP McCoy (@AP_McCoy) May 5, 2018
So sad to hear Sir Alex is in hospital for a brain hemorrhage - I have had same surgery so know you can recover, I so hope he does and love to him and his family at this difficult time x
— Lady Karren Brady (@karren_brady) May 5, 2018
— Ken Doherty Official (@kendoherty1997) May 5, 2018
Glasgow-born Ferguson is one of the most successful managers in the game.
During his 27 years at Old Trafford, he won 13 Premier League titles, five FA Cups, four League Cups and the champions League on two occasions.
He also won three Scottish titles with Aberdeen, the last side to win the Scottish top flight outside Celtic and Rangers, as well as four Scottish Cups and the Scottish League Cup.
Ferguson was at Old Trafford last weekend to present rival Arsene Wenger with a gift ahead of the Frenchman’s departure from Arsenal.