Ferguson's wife Cathy, and children including son Darren, who is the manager of Doncaster Rovers, were reportedly at his bedside when he awoke from the coma.
Ferguson remains in intensive care but has been sitting up talking to family and friends at Salford Royal Hospital.
United confirmed in a club statement on Saturday (May 5) that a procedure undergone by Ferguson had gone well, with no further medical updates released since.
"As well as being uppermost in the thoughts of our own players, past and present, Sir Alex has been the subject of many warm and touching comments from other clubs, governing bodies and individuals in the handsome game". I have the utmost respect for him as all the players you speak to will have.
Manchester United defender Phil Jones is among those who have praised the Old Trafford legend.
'But Sir Alex needs plenty of rest and will have to follow his consultant's strict instructions to recover fully'. "Don't really know what else to say other than thoughts and prayers with you and your family, Boss", he said on Twitter. But I gather that the operation has been a success.
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Ferguson handpicked Moyes to fill the Old Trafford hot-seat in the summer of 2013 and the former Everton boss made a decision to take his own backroom staff with him. "All the Manchester City fans in the stadium, you can not find one person who does not wish the best for an awesome person", said Guardiola.
Bournemouth's Defoe is one of many throughout the football world thinking of the Scot; of how Manchester United's players spoke so highly of him and of how he once came so close to joining them.
"It's sad, but I know his character".
Ryan Giggs sent his best wishes to Ferguson and revealed that it was a "huge shock" when he heard the news. "He has been a unique and fundamental figure in the football world over the last few decades", he said. "He means a lot to me, as he does to this club".
"I was devastated. I got a text on Saturday evening and I couldn't quite believe it".
"I've never been coached by him, yet I know well his incomparable legacy on this club, that winning mentality and fighting gene that we must honour in the last three games of the season".