- Mark Dempsey was taken ill in Perth, Australia and rushed to hospital
- The Man United first-team coach is currently with the squad for their pre-season tour
- He rejoined the club in December 2018 following Jose Mourinho's reappointment
Manchester United have been handed a huge boost after coach Mark Dempsey's condition reportedly stabilizing following a hospital scare in Perth, Australia.
According to a talkSPORT report citing Australian outlet Channel 9 News, Dempsey was rushed to Royal Perth Hospital on Friday, July 12.
The 55-year-old is said to have been taken ill at the Crown Towers hotel, the place where the Manchester United squad are staying for their pre-season tour.
Dempsey’s wife, Susan, divulged to SunSport her husband collapsed due to dehydration and lack of sleep following the intensity of training and time difference.
“So everything is fine. I’ve just spoken to him now," she said.
“He’s still in hospital. They’re keeping him in for observation. He’s on a drip because he’s dehydrated," she added.
The former Manchester United player is a is a trusted member of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s backroom team, rejoining the club as first-team coach in December 2018.
He has previously worked with Solskjaer at Molde and Cardiff in the past and was appointed to his current role after Solskjaer succeeded Jose Mourinho in the United hot-seat.
During his playing days, he turned out for Swindon, Sheffield United, Chesterfield, Rotherham, Macclesfield and one league appearance for the Red Devils between 1982 and 1986.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Premier League giants Manchester United reportedly raised Paul Pogba's asking price to £180m in their attempt to keep the Frenchman at Old Trafford this summer.
The Red Devils and Pogba's agent Mino Raiola are now expected to go to war over the future of the 2018 World Cup winner. Raiola has made it clear that Pogba would leave Manchester United this summer with a likely return to Juventus or Spanish giants Real Madrid.