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The chilling moment Sir Alex Ferguson’s son desperately called for an ambulance

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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

The 999 call after Sir Alex Ferguson's 2018 collapse has been unearthed in his documentary

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

Ferguson's son, Jason (pictured), called an ambulance after he suffered a brain haemorrhage

Ferguson’s son, Jason (pictured), called an ambulance after he suffered a brain haemorrhage

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The documentary explores Ferguson’s life, from his childhood in Glasgow through to his emotional return to Old Trafford after recovering from the haemorrhage. 

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Ferguson details his turbulent 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

Ferguson feared loss of memory after his collapse, inspiring the making of the documentary

Ferguson feared loss of memory after his collapse, inspiring the making of the documentary

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.’

More to follow. 

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