The chilling moment Sir Alex Ferguson’s son desperately called for an ambulance after he collapsed with a brain haemorrhage features in new trailer for film documenting the life of legendary Man United manager
- The 999 call following Sir Alex Ferguson’s 2018 collapse has been unearthed
- The Man United icon suffered a brain haemorrhage at his home three years ago
- Ferguson’s son, Jason, called emergency services after the major health scare
- The Scot feared loss of his memory, inspiring the making of the documentary
- The film documents Ferguson’s life from childhood through to United glory
The terrifying moment when Sir Alex Ferguson’s son called 999 after the former Manchester United manager collapsed with a brain haemorrhage has been unearthed in a new trailer for a film documenting the legendary Scot’s life.
The trailer for the film – titled: Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In – begins with a recording of the United legend’s son, Jason, calling emergency services on Saturday 5 May, 2018 after Ferguson suffered a brain haemorrhage at his home.
Asked what he recalls of that day, the 79-year-old says: ‘I was crying, you know, because I don’t remember a thing’.
The film reveals that Ferguson feared memory-related consequences of his collapse, with the United legend enjoying an illustrious career at Old Trafford in which he won 38 trophies with the Red Devils.
The 999 call after Sir Alex Ferguson’s 2018 collapse has been unearthed in his documentary
Ferguson’s son, Jason (pictured), called an ambulance after he suffered a brain haemorrhage
It includes details about his working-class background in Glasgow to his playing career and illustrious managerial spells at Aberdeen and Manchester United.
The most successful manager in the history of the British game, Ferguson’s trophy haul at Old Trafford included 13 Premier League titles, two Champions League crowns, five FA Cups and four League Cups.
Ferguson famously won the Treble of Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League in 1999, the year in which he was knighted.
Ferguson details a turbulent point in his relationship with his father and how he went ‘off the rails’, with football being his ‘saviour’.
The Scot also opens up on his marriage of over 55 years to Cathy, who ‘supported me 100 per cent’ in the midst of his difficult start to life as United manager.
Ferguson feared loss of memory after his collapse, inspiring the making of the documentary
The documentary explores Ferguson’s life and opens up on his 55-year marriage to Cathy (R)
More than 550 hours’ worth of material was gathered for the film, directed by Jason, with contributions from a number of stars that Ferguson developed while in the hot seat at United.
‘He would be right in your face, screaming at you,’ United legend Ryan Giggs reflected. ‘But it was definitely that father-son relationship.’
‘He knew exactly what I needed,’ Eric Cantona added. ‘It is why I worked so hard.’ Gordon Strachan and Archie Knox also provide detailed anecdotes in the feature-length documentary.
United legends Ryan Giggs (L) and Eric Cantona (R) contributed to film on their former boss
Ferguson revealed his management philosophy and how he enjoyed a sensational career
Ferguson spent several days in intensive care at Salford Royal Hospital after the health scare. He returned to Old Trafford in September 2018 to a rapturous ovation from supporters.
The film, which will be released in cinemas from May 27, Amazon Prime on May 29 and the world premiere at the Glasgow Film Festival on March 6, features exclusive and previously unseen archive footage of Ferguson.
It also includes moving testimonies from his wife Cathy and three sons Mark, Darren and Jason.
The documentary also revisits Ferguson’s playing career and his tenure at Aberdeen
‘Losing my memory was my biggest fear when I suffered a brain haemorrhage in 2018,’ Ferguson said in February.
‘In the making of this film I was able to revisit the most important moments of my life, good and bad.
‘Having my son Jason direct this film has ensured an honest and intimate account.’
Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In will be in UK cinemas from May 27 and available on Amazon Prime Video in the UK and Republic of Ireland from May 29
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