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Alex Ferguson, the legendary former manager of Manchester United, underwent emergency brain surgery Saturday following a brain hemorrhage, according to an update from the team:

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Ferguson retired from managing in 2013 after more than 26 years at Manchester United, and a managing career that reaches all the way back to 1974. He’s maintained a role at Old Trafford as a director and “club ambassador,” and participated in a ceremony honoring retiring longtime Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger at Old Trafford last week.