Sir Alex Ferguson is staying fit and healthy during lockdown (Picture: Getty Images)

Sir Alex Ferguson is in good form and exercising every day during lockdown, although he is itching to get out of the house, says his friend and former Manchester United kitman Albert Morgan.

The 78-year-old is on full lockdown amid the coronavirus crisis, not stepping outside the house due to being in the high risk category.

He is trying to make the most of the situation by getting his daily exercises done, but Morgan says that his wife, Cathy, is struggling to keep him indoors.

‘I speak to him almost every day and he is on a total lockdown at the moment,’ Morgan told Utd Group Chat. ‘He has not been out of the house.

‘I think his Mrs has had to nail his feet down!

‘He is in good form, he is doing his exercises every morning.

‘He has got his dumbbells out, he is on his rowing machine, his walking machine, so yeah he is doing well.’

Ferguson is fighting fit again after a serious health scare in 2018 when he suffered a brain haemorrhage and spent four days in intensive care.

The Scot has recovered, and is pleased to see the NHS receiving the support and respect of the nation during the coronavirus crisis after they helped him in his time of need.

‘I’m delighted we are now recognising the importance of our NHS, as I experienced two years ago after they saved my life,’ Ferguson said earlier this month. ‘The response to this pandemic has been magnificent and has made me proud of the way the club and the British people have rallied round to help. Well done.’

Albert Morgan with Man Utd legends Gary Neville and David Beckham (Picture: Getty Images)

Morgan was United kitman for 20 years from 1993-2013 and became a popular figure at the club.

Speaking to GQ last year about his role at Old Trafford, Morgan said: ‘I had the trust of the players and I’m very proud of that. I didn’t misplace that trust.

‘Players would tell me about their girlfriends or trouble at home and I might say, “Get rid of her, son.” But it was all private.

‘Any dirt I’ve seen or heard will go to my grave with me.

‘The trust the manager gave me means a lot to me and I’m proud of my friendship with him. We clicked. We’re a similar age and he’s a great guy.’

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