This rocked the whole football world.
The news that Sir Alex Ferguson had been rushed to hospital yesterday for emergency surgery after a brain haemorrhage left everyone in shock.
Just a week ago the legendary Man United manager had been handing Arsene Wenger a trophy on the Old Trafford pitch.
Then last night it emerged the 76-year-old was taken to hospital with a life-threatening injury.
Thankfully, it appears Fergie is in recovery in intensive care with the surgeons suggesting the operation was successful.
But in such a sad and emotional time the world of football showed its unity by every corner of the game rallying around the biggest character in the game for the last 20 years.
His former club United released a statement on Twitter announcing the news before adding a heartfelt message that the club look forward to his speedy recovery.
However, the stature and achievements of Ferguson saw all his biggest rivals unite in support of the Premier League’s greatest ever manager.
Arch rivals Man City and Liverpool both wished him a speedy recovery on Twitter as many of his former players joined in the messages.
Two of Ferguson’s greatest players, Cristiano Ronaldo and David Beckham opened up on social media to add their thoughts and prayers to their former gaffer.
While there was widespread shock and support among a huge number of past and present players who had crossed paths with the Scot.
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Boss, I learn with you to win whatever happens, so now I demand you: win, win, win, win! Please!!!!!! You are the best I ever known, as a person, as a manager. Can’t wait to see you again!!!! My best wishes boss! Get well soon!!!!! Please!!!!!!! 🙌❤️❤️ 🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿 @manchesterunited @manuelacbrandao
We would all like to add our best wishes to Ferguson and hope he makes a full recovery as soon as possible.