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Sir Alex's Team Talk Before Michael Carrick’s Testimonial Shows How Much Respect His Players Have For Him

Sir Alex's Team Talk Before Michael Carrick’s Testimonial Shows How Much Respect His Players Have For Him

Thousands and thousands of people have sent their best wishes to Sir Alex Ferguson after the former Manchester United manager was rushed to hospital after suffering a brain haemorrhage.

It has emerged that Sir Alex has already undergone surgery and according to a statement from Manchester United, the procedure has 'gone very well' but the 76-year-old needs a period of intensive care to aid his recovery.

As the tributes continue to pour in for the legendary Scot, a video is doing the rounds on social media of his team talk before Michael Carrick's testimonial in June last year.

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Despite it being a friendly match, Fergie is still insistent on not losing the game. "Don't bloody lose" he tells the likes of Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs and Rio Ferdinand.

Just look at the love and respect the players have for Sir Alex in this clip.

He wasn't just a manager, but he was motivator - a father figure and friend to these players who trusted him.

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Carrick himself went on to score a 25 yard screamer on the day he celebrated his United career as Sir Alex looked on, proud at a bunch of players who won so much under his wing.

Another player who idolised Ferguson during his time at Old Trafford was Cristiano Ronaldo and the feelings were certainly mutual.

Just like many, Cristiano Ronaldo sent a heartfelt message to Sir Alex Ferguson who was rushed to hospital late on Saturday evening.

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And what better way to remember their brilliant relationship by reliving the moment when Ronaldo had just won the European Championship, with Sir Alex waiting for him like a proud father.

Let's hope Sir Alex pulls through in the coming days.

Topics: Football News, Football, Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson, Legends, Michael Carrick

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Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some of the biggest names in sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.