Former Manchester United coach Sir Alex Ferguson is recovering from surgery. (AFP / Getty Images) Sir Alex Ferguson plans to participate in the Manchester United games in the new year, according to Sam Allardyce.
In May, the former Manchester United coach requested emergency surgery after suffering a brain haemorrhage.
After leaving the hospital, Ferguson turned to supporters and supporters last month and insisted he will return to Old Trafford at some point this season.
The Scot has regularly attended United's matches both at home and away from his retirement in 2013.
Allardyce, who is a friend of Ferguson after having faced him in the Premier League on numerous occasions, insists that the 76-year-old is already thinking of looking at United in person.
On Saturday 5 May, the football world was shaken by the news that Sir Alex Ferguson had undergone surgery for a brain hemorrhage.
Since then, the most successful manager in the history of English football has fought in a way that only he knows how.
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"I think he's on vacation now, so he's still recovering," said Allardyce on the Sky Sports show "Goals on Sunday".
"I talked to him on the phone a couple of times and it sounds really good.
Ferguson regularly attends United's games at home and away. (Getty Images) "For such an important operation, it's nice to hear his voice and we hope he will recover completely.
"I think he's thinking of New Year's Eve to go back to Manchester United."
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