Tuesday, February 10, 2009

More to come from United

United might be flying high at the top of the Premier League but the feeling is there might be more to come from the champions after Sir Alex admitted he doesn't even know his what his best team is.
United have been on an amazing run chalking up 13 consecutive cleansheets in the league which has seen them overhaul Liverpool and surge two points clear at the summit - and just think what they might be capable of when Fergie works out his best line-up.
While the two centre-backs Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic, if fit, pick themselves, Fergie has revealed the problems he has had over the last 12 months selecting his strongest XI.
"I don't know," Ferguson told MUTV when asked what his strongest side was.
"It's a great thing until you have to pick your team.
"If all the players are fit for a cup final then you have to pull one or two aside and say 'I'm sorry'.
"For instance in the cup final in Moscow Ji-Sung Park was upset.
"I'd decided two weeks before that I had to play Owen Hargreaves in the middle because it gave me the ability to switch to a three-man midfield and match Chelsea.
"Then from there I had to judge the substitutes differently and I wanted an impact player such as Nani and had to leave Ji-Sung out which was a tragedy."
And while rivals Chelsea scramble around looking for a suitable replacement for Luiz Felipe Scolari and Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez shows increasing signs of wilting in the heat, United know their foundations are solid as a rock.
"I don't even think about retirement," said Fergie when asked if he envisaged the end in sight.
Good news for United, who are still on track for an unprecedented Quadruple at football odds of 15.5, now that would be some way to finish.

By Phil Tomlinson, an online sports writer for Betfair – Check them out for Cheltenham betting odds.

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