Sir Alex Ferguson's biggest fear was losing memory after 2018 brain haemorrhage

Sir Alex Ferguson says his biggest fear after suffering a brain haemorrhage three years ago was losing his memory.

Sir Alex Ferguson will revisit life events 'good and bad' in his documentary, out in May. Picture: Michael Gillen
Sir Alex Ferguson will revisit life events 'good and bad' in his documentary, out in May. Picture: Michael Gillen

The former Manchester United manager makes the admission in a new documentary, chronicling his life and revisiting important moments “good and bad”, for the Scottish football legend.

Featuring rare, previously unseen footage and with input from those closest to him and his career like Eric Cantona and Gordon Strachan, his three sons and wife Lady Cathy, Sir Alex has promised “an honest and intimate account” of his life and career.

As a player he saw spells at Dunfermline, Rangers, St Johnstone, Falkirk and Ayr United before moving into management with humble beginnings at East Stirlingshire, St Mirren and then winning the 1983 Cup Winners' Cup with Aberdeen. Further success followed at Old Trafford as well as time in the Scotland dugout.

Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson returns to Old Trafford for the first time since emergency brain surgery. (LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP via Getty Images)

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He said: "Losing my memory was my biggest fear when I suffered a brain haemorrhage in 2018. In the making of this film I was able to revisit the most important moments of my life, good and bad.

"Having my son Jason direct this film has ensured an honest and intimate account."

The two-time Champions’ League winning coach suffered his health scare in May 2018 but recovered after life-saving surgery and was well enough to return to Old Trafford four months later.

‘Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In’ will be in cinemas from May 27 and available on Amazon Prime Video in the United Kingdom and Ireland on May 29.

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