Sir Alex Ferguson sent a heartfelt message to Paul Scholes in only his second public appearance since a brain haemorrhage he suffered in May.
The Association of Former Manchester United Players paid special tribute to Scholes on their 33rd annual charity sportsman’s dinner in what was a celebration of the midfielder’s 22-year association with the club.
Scholes made 718 appearances for the Red Devils, winning 11 Premier League titles and two Champions Leagues in that time, and Ferguson was among the many speakers who thanked the ex-England man for his services.
While the legendary manager was unable to attend the event in person, he recorded a personal message for Scholes hailing his former player as one of Old Trafford’s all-time greats.
Ferguson appeared in good spirits as he continues his recovery from brain surgery. The Scot spent a number of days in intensive care after collapsing at his Cheshire home earlier this summer.
‘I am glad someone like Paul recognises the value of the Manchester United Old Boys Association because we need a new generation of former players coming through the organisation to keep it alive and keep up the work they do,’ Ferguson said. Read more