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Sir Alex Ferguson returns to Old Trafford to watch Manchester United vs. Wolves

Sir Alex Ferguson returns to Old Trafford to watch Manchester United vs. Wolves


MANCHESTER, England -- Manchester United have confirmed that Sir Alex Ferguson will attend their Premier League game against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Ferguson, 76, was admitted to the Salford Royal Hospital in May and needed emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage.

The former boss released a statement in July to thank staff at Macclesfield, Salford Royal and Alexandra hospitals who treated him and reveal he hoped to be back at Old Trafford this season.

And on Saturday, United announced the Scot would be back in the directors' box for the first time since he was hospitalised to watch Jose Mourinho's team take on Premier League new boys Wolves.

Meanwhile, Mourinho thanked the club's supporters for their response to the defeat to Tottenham and credited them with the team's upturn in form.

United and Mourinho were applauded off the pitch following the 3-0 defeat to Tottenham at Old Trafford and have since bounced back with wins over Burnley, Watford and Young Boys.

"Thank you Old Trafford for what you gave us after Tottenham," Mourinho wrote in his programme notes ahead of the Premier League clash with Wolves, their first home game since defeat to Spurs.

"The credit of our positive spirit in the last three victories is yours."

United face Wolves with the chance to win four consecutive games for the first time since January and close the gap at the top with early leaders Liverpool and Chelsea.

"It has been almost four weeks since we last played at Old Trafford but I cannot forget how amazing the atmosphere was in our last home game, even though it was a defeat against Tottenham," Mourinho added.

"It was not normal to see the reaction of our supporters gave despite losing the game but I think there was a recognition that the team had given everything.

"The boys had played well and were unfortunate. I think that was recognised and in turn the players recognised the support they were given."