Manchester United fans show support for Sir Alex Ferguson in draw vs. West Ham
Manchester United fans offered their support to Sir Alex Ferguson in their first match since it was announced their former manager had suffered a brain haemorrhage.
The club revealed on Wednesday that Ferguson, who won 38 trophies during his Old Trafford tenure, was out of intensive care following surgery which took place on Saturday.
United supporters went on to mark their Premier League draw at West Ham with warm tributes to the 76-year-old.
Ferguson's name rang from the away end at least half an hour before kick-off and again once the game was underway.
Meanwhile, there were a number of placards and banners offering well-wishes to the Scot as he continues his recovery.
West Ham boss David Moyes, who managed United after Ferguson's retirement in 2013, paid his tribute in the programme notes ahead of the match.
"We were all shocked and saddened to hear of the news about Sir Alex,'' said Moyes. "We would like to send our best wishes to Sir Alex and his family.''
He added: "We're all thinking about them, just as the rest of the football world is. We are all behind him and praying for a full recovery.''
Wednesday's statement from United read: "Sir Alex no longer needs intensive care and will continue rehabilitation as an inpatient.
"His family have been overwhelmed by the level of support and good wishes but continue to request privacy as this will be vital during this next stage of recovery.''
United sealed a second-place finish in the Premier League with the result at the London Stadium