VIDEO: Sir Alex Ferguson Receives Rousing Reception From Old Trafford Faithful After Having Surgery

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Sir Alex Ferguson received a standing ovation after returning to Old Trafford for the first time since undergoing life-saving surgery for a brain haemorrhage.

​The former Manchester United manager suffered the health scare in May and after being emitted to hospital and stepping up his recovery efforts, he was able to leave in June.

He then made his first appearances at his former stomping ground on Saturday, where fans were treated to the sight of their former boss taking his seat in the box 15 minutes before ​Manchester United’s clash with ​Wolves.

Speaking with MUTV upon his return (via ​Eurosport) Ferguson admitted he was nervous to come back to Old Trafford, however claimed he was looking forward to watching his beloved side back in action.

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He said: “I’m a bit nervous, because the last game was ​Arsenal back in April. It was a long time but it’s great to be back and I just hope we get a win today. I’m overcome by it and overwhelmed by it. It’s bound to be emotional. Particularly when I take my seat in the box. That will be something, you know. I’ll be glad when it gets over and the game starts and I can enjoy it.”

Unfortunately for Sir Alex, his side couldn’t deliver a win as they were held to a frustrating 1-1 draw against a stern Wolverhampton side, however that result will certainly be overshadowed by the relief that the Scotsman was finally able to return to Old Trafford and the fact he looked in good spirits throughout the game.

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