'How did Doncaster get on?' Sir Alex Ferguson's first words after brain surgery

Sir Alex Ferguson awoke from brain surgery and asked: 'How did Doncaster get on?,' it has been reported.

Sir Alex Ferguson. (Photo: Austin Osuide).

The former Manchester United manager was rushed into hospital on Saturday after suffering a brain haemorrhage - and son Darren, boss of Doncaster Rovers, was forced to miss his side's 1-0 defeat to Wigan Athletic.

But according to The Sun the game wasn't too far from Sir Alex's thoughts.

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The newspaper reported that Sir Alex's first words after coming round from the op were: "How did Doncaster get on?"

A source said: “Typical Sir Alex. He can’t stop talking football.”

Darren missed Rovers' final game against champions Wigan at the Keepmoat to be at his 76-year-old father's side at Salford Royal Hospital.

Sir Alex has been told he will need a period of intensive care and rest before being discharged.