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Sir Alex Ferguson admits he feared losing his memory after suffering a brain haemorrhage in 2018

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Manchester United icon Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed he feared losing his memory after suffering a brain haemorrhage in May 2018.

Ferguson underwent emergency brain surgery almost three years ago and thankfully recovered from the life-threatening moment.

And in light of that incident, the 79-year-old has documented his storied life in an upcoming documentary-film to ensure his tales remain told.

Sir Alex Ferguson admits he feared losing his memory after suffering a brain haemorrhage

Sir Alex Ferguson admits he feared losing his memory after suffering a brain haemorrhage

The 79-year-old underwent successful emergency surgery after the incident in May 2018

The 79-year-old underwent successful emergency surgery after the incident in May 2018

Ferguson has an upcoming documentary-film about his life which will be released in May in cinemas and on Amazon Prime called Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In

Ferguson has an upcoming documentary-film about his life which will be released in May in cinemas and on Amazon Prime called Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In

Titled Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In, the feature-length production will detail the Scot’s life on and off the football pitch.

And speaking about why he has chosen to document his life, Ferguson said it has enabled him to reminisce about the good and bad times.

‘Losing my memory was my biggest fear when I suffered a brain haemorrhage in 2018,’ he said.

‘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 film, which will be released in cinemas from May 27 and Amazon Prime on May 29, features exclusive and previously unseen archive footage of Ferguson. It also includes moving testimonies from his wife Cathy and three sons Mark, Darren and Jason – with the latter directing it.

The film includes moving testimonies from wife Cathy - who he has been married to since 1966

The film includes moving testimonies from wife Cathy – who he has been married to since 1966

It also includes anecdotes from Ryan Giggs - an integral player in his Man United dynasty

It also includes anecdotes from Ryan Giggs – an integral player in his Man United dynasty

As well as his family, the upcoming piece also includes detailed anecdotes from the likes of Eric Cantona, Ryan Giggs, Gordon Strachan and Archie Knox. 

It includes details about his working-class background in Glasgow to his playing career and illustrious managerial spells at Aberdeen and Manchester United.

The most successful manager in the history of the British game, Ferguson’s trophy haul at Old Trafford included 13 Premier League titles, two Champions League crowns, five FA Cups and four League Cups.

Ferguson famously won the Treble of Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League in 1999, the year in which he was knighted.

Ferguson is Britain's most successful manager and won 13 Premier League titles at Man United

Ferguson is Britain’s most successful manager and won 13 Premier League titles at Man United

Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In will be in UK cinemas from May 27 and available on Amazon Prime Video in the UK and Republic of Ireland from May 29

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