Sir Alex Ferguson underwent a surgery on Saturday for brain haemorrhage.
Mancester United and England defender Phil Jones sent support to his former club manager.
“He’s taken me under his wing like a father and it was shocking.It’s sad, but I know his character and I know he has that fight in him,” he said.
Phil joined United from Blackburn as a 19-year-old in a deal which was reported be worth up to £17m and has made 190 appearances for the Reds since making his debut under Ferguson.
“He is such a legend in my eyes. He is the one who brought me to the club and gave me that opportunity to play for one of the biggest clubs in the world,” Jones said.
later he added.
“He has got all his family and friends around him, the support from all the players and staff at Manchester United and football around the world.When something like that does happen it’s nice that the football world comes together and shows support and we are all rooting for him.”