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Sir Alex Ferguson Pays NHS Back For Saving His Life By Helping Raise £405,000

Sir Alex Ferguson Pays NHS Back For Saving His Life By Helping Raise £405,000

Sir Alex Ferguson has repaid the NHS for saving his life by helping raise a £405,000 at a charity event he threw.

The legendary Manchester United manager was rushed into hospital after suffering a brain haemorrhage back in May and was placed in an induced coma and subsequently in intensive care as a result.

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But after having emergency brain surgery, Fergie was discharged four days later and he has since made a speedy and full recovery.

In July the 77-year old thanked the medical staff at the Macclesfield, Salford Royal and Alexandra Hospitals for the "great care" they showed but Ferguson has gone above and beyond to pay them back.

As per The Mirror, he put on a charity event at a hotel in Manchester, with actor and United fan James Nesbitt hosting and Scottish band The Proclaimers performing.

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was among the guests in attendance for the bash, which raised a whopping £405,000. Just an absolute wonderful gesture from Sir Alex to show his appreciation to the NHS.

Ferguson, who won 38 trophies in 26 glittering years as United manager, received a predictably incredible ovation when he made his return to Old Trafford back in September for the visit of Wolves.

He's since been in the stands regularly since then and was even invited to training by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

And 26 May - exactly 20 years till the day that Solskjaer scored the famous last minute winner against Bayern Munich in the 99' Champions League final, Ferguson will be back in the dug-out for a legends match.

"I'm really looking forward to what will be a special day at Old Trafford," Ferguson told the official Manchester United website.

"It will be great to catch up with some familiar faces and a great opportunity to support the work of Manchester United Foundation."

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Football News, Football, Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson, Charity, Premier League, Man United

Josh Lawless

Josh is a writer who specialises in football and wrestling. He has been published by Curzon Ashton FC, Late Tackle, Manchester City FC, The Mirror, Read Man City and Manchester Evening News. He provides coverage of professional wrestling and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the field - including the first UK interview with The Hardy Boyz after their return to WWE. He has never sported a pair of Lonsdale Slip-ons, contrary to reports.

 

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