Jose Mourinho insists Manchester United are "confident" of Sir Alex Ferguson recovering from a brain hemorrhage.
It has been reported that the legendary manager, who won a host of trophies during his 26-year tenure at Old Trafford, is awake in intensive care, and has spoken to his family, including Doncaster Rovers boss Darren Ferguson.
And Mourinho has now issued a positive update on Ferguson's condition.
"His family ask for privacy and that's what I am going to respect," Mourinho said at a press conference on Wednesday.
"But we are positive, very positive. We are confident."
Mourinho, however, does not feel that the Scot's condition will affect the club's preparation for Thursday's fixture with West Ham.
"I can only think that if there is any relation, it is a positive relation," he added.