Sir Alex Ferguson repaid the NHS by raising £405,000 after life-saving brain surgery

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Sir Alex Ferguson has made a remarkable £405,000 donation to the NHS after life-saving surgery.

The 77-year-old Manchester United icon had to undergo surgery on his brain in May after suffering a seizure.

And the Premier League legend, aided by Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp among others, handed over the mammoth cheque by way of appreciation.

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Klopp and Sir Alex were present at a dinner, hosted by actor James Nesbitt, which hundreds of people paid money to attend.

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Sir Alex Ferguson watches on at Old Trafford
Sir Alex Ferguson watches on at Old Trafford

Scottish band The Proclaimers were also hired as entertainment for the night.

The Sun were told: “Alex was in great form all night and had guests in stitches with his stories.

“It raised a lot of money but Alex was determined that all of it should go to the NHS.

“He’s always been a great supporter of them and that’s become even more the case since his health issues.”

Sir Alex has regularly attended Old Trafford since his recovery, casting an eye on his old charges as they continue to search for an appropriate successor to himself.

He has also been credited by current managerial incumbent Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with helping revive United’s fortunes by offering advice.

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