(CNN)Former Manchester United coach Alex Ferguson, one of the greatest managers in football history, had surgery Saturday for a brain hemorrhage, according to a tweet from the team's verified Twitter account. CNN's Tom McGowan and Jennifer Hauser contributed to this report. Former Manchester United coach Alex Ferguson, one of the greatest managers in football history, had surgery Saturday for a brain hemorrhage, according to a … Van Persie, who was capped 102 times for his country, scored 35 goals in 98 Eredivisie appearances during his two spells with Feyenoord. After a difficult start, Ferguson transformed United's fortunes. "It is not an official position so it's hard for me to give it a title," said the former Netherlands international. "Yes, he can be hard, he can be tough. Ferguson's talent has been in managing players individually rather than as a group, Schmeichel said. pic.twitter.com/SDoNzMwVEZ, Absolutely devastated to hear about Sir Alex being unwell in hospital. Ferguson, 76, is the most successful manager in the history of English Premier League, winning it on 13 occasions between 1993 and 2013. Ferguson's teams dominated the Premier League and were crowned champions of Europe on two occasions, in 1999 and 2008. €-68.50m. Former Arsenal and Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has returned to boyhood club Feyenoord as a coach. "He is the best manager in the world and he's the best guy as well. Current and former staff Manchester United The record of current and former staff lists all coaches, presidents, athletic directors, etc. Read Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo sent his thoughts and prayers and tweeted a photo of him with Ferguson during their Manchester United days. Van Persie, 37, had a final season as a player with the Dutch side in 2018-19 and will now work under manager Dick Advocaat to help the forwards. Everyone at Manchester United sends our very best wishes.". Be strong Boss xx, My thoughts and prayers are with you, my dear friend. The latest rumours and stories from around the world of football. 19 63.3 %, National team players: Former Manchester United and Denmark goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel tweeted: "Please. The record of current and former staff lists all coaches, presidents, athletic directors, etc. Role: Name/Date of birth Nat. Squad size: He also led United to five FA Cup triumphs. Ferguson took charge of United in 1986, winning more than 30 trophies before retiring five years ago. Fleet Street's first female football reporter, Julie Welch, tells Football Focus' Caroline de Moraes about the ups and downs of making her way in such a male-dominated industry. Manchester United has fired Jose Mourinho following the club's worst ever Premier League start. Old Trafford 74.879 Seats, Current transfer record: Get latest scores and headlines sent straight to your phone, sign-up to our newsletter and learn where to find us on online.