He was renowned for giving his players the ‘hairdryer treatment’ if they failed to meet his high standards, but Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed a life-threatening brain haemorrhage robbed him of the power to speak – and left him terrified he would not regain his voice. Recalling the moment in a new documentary about his life, the 79-year-old Manchester United legend says: ‘I lost my voice. I couldn’t get a word out and that was absolutely terrifying. ‘I was also afraid of losing my memories. I’ve survived with having a great memory all my life, so everything was going through my mind: “Is my memory going to be bad? Am I ever going to speak again?” He was renowned for giving his players the ‘hairdryer treatment’ if they failed to meet his high standards, but Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed a life-threatening brain haemorrhage robbed him of the power to speak – and left him terrified he would not regain his voice ‘The speech therapist came and started working on me and she asked me to write down all the memories of my family, all the memories of my football teams. ‘Eventually, after about ten days, my voice came back… Read full this story
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