Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has extended his well wishes to Manchester United's legendary former manager Sir Alex Ferguson, who was left fighting for his life following emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage.
"I hope he is in good hands and I hope the operation is a major success because as a personal friend I hope he has a full recovery".
"When I heard the news yesterday I really couldn't believe this could happen".
Scotland manager Alex McLeish, who played under Ferguson at Aberdeen, said through the Scottish Football Association: "He means the world to me and so many of his other former players, colleagues and opponents". I know he has that fight in him.
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He added in a statement: "I, together with the whole fraternity of football managers in the LMA, wish him well and hope for a speedy recovery from his surgery". David Beckham was among several United players past and present who took to social media to offer their support to "the boss".
"Obviously all of us at Manchester City, he's in our prayers and thoughts, with Cathy and the kids". "My thoughts and prayers are with you, my dear friend".
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admitted his shock at the news.
"It's tragic. I'm going to find out how he is as soon as I possibly can", the Toffees boss said. "Edwin & Annemarie", said the couple's Twitter post. "Be strong. Win this one".
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But Arizona's senior senator actually received a call from a person who was the least bit disappointed: President Obama. John McCain , who has been recovering from recent brain cancer treatment and surgery, according to reports.
"The thoughts of everyone at LFC are with Sir Alex Ferguson and his family. a great rival but also a great friend who supported this club during its most hard time, it is hoped that Sir Alex will make a full recovery", Liverpool said in a statement.
Vincent Kompany, the captain of new English champions Manchester City, summed up hundreds of messages from rival clubs and from right across the football spectrum when he said: "Hang in there Sir Alex. We want to stay very close to his family".
Arsene Wenger paid tribute to his old foe during his final home game with Arsenal on Sunday.
Sunday saw runaway winners Manchester City, United's local rivals, receive the Premier League trophy as Guardiola added an English title to the Spanish and German ones he won in charge of Barcelona and Bayern Munich respectively.
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Arsenal signed off the Wenger era at the Emirates Stadium in the style which has been absent so often - particularly this season. Even on City's trophy presentation day, Huddersfield managed to grind out a 0-0 draw to help their relegation fight.