Manchester United midfield ace Juan Mata has asked his team-mates to ‘honour’ Sir Alex Ferguson by winning the FA Cup this season.
The 76-year-old underwent emergency surgery on Saturday for a brain hemorrhage and is in intensive care in Royal Salford Hospital.
United said the operation had gone ‘very well’ but also confirmed that the former Red Devils boss is in the early stage of rehabilitation.
However, Mata wants Jose Mourinho's side to beat Chelsea at Wembley and lift the FA Cup for Sir Alex.
‘I’ve never been coached by him, unfortunately, yet I know well his incomparable legacy on this club, that winning mentality and fighting gen that we must honour in the last three games of the season, especially in the FA Cup final,’ said Mata on his personal blog.
‘To achieve that, we are going to work hard while we eagerly await good news about Sir Alex’s recovery.’