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Sir Alex Ferguson sends message as Man United offer further support to NHS

Sir Alex Ferguson has expressed his gratitude to the National Health Service during the coronavirus global pandemic.

The NHS are working tirelessly to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and Manchester United are setting an example in contributing what they can in the crisis.

As noted by Manchester Evening News, Old Trafford has been placed on a reserve list as a temporary blood donation centre in case there is a fall in blood donations due to the coronavirus.

The club have also offered medical equipment such as aprons and protective gloves to the local Salford Royal Hospital that were initially designated match-day supplies.

Vehicles from the Manchester United foundation have been dispatched to the hospital to hand over gifts to NHS staff for their hard work.

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Ferguson, who was admitted to the Salford Royal Hospital after suffering a brain haemorrhage in 2018, is proud of United’s efforts.

“I’m delighted we are now recognising the importance of our NHS – as I experienced two years ago after they saved my life,” Ferguson said, as quoted by the Guardian.

“The response to this pandemic has been magnificent and has made me proud of the way the club and the British people have rallied round to help. Well done.” 

We echo Ferguson’s words and are extremely thankful of those working on the frontline day in day out as the country looks to come to grips with the virus.

We also reiterate that everyone should follow the government guidelines; stay at home unless it is absolutely necessary to go outside.

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