“I’ll be playing a more experienced team tomorrow.” Sir Alex Ferguson
Speaking at the pre match press conference this afternoon, Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed that he will be sending out an experienced side to face Galatasaray tomorrow.
After complacency played a massive role in Manchester United’s exit at the group stage last year, Sir Alex Ferguson is keen to avoid a repeat of and with goal difference robbing us of the Premier League title last year, it is not something that he will want to repeat in Europe.
He said: “It has to be a driving force. Goal difference feels like a priority. Better being on the black side of that than the red. It has to be an important issue for us.”
When asked by a Japanese reporter from Nippon TV about Shinji Kagawa, Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed that he was rested for Saturday and will be fit to play Galatasaray.
Sir Alex Ferguson also confirmed that David de Gea might make a return to the starting lineup tomorrow night after being sidelined by Anders Lindegaard for the past two fixtures. He admited that alternating the two goalkeepers “wasn’t a problem” for him because they are both relatively inexperienced.
With a tough away fixture away at Liverpool on Sunday, one eye might have been on the starting XI for that game and he admits it is a far from ideal situation.
He said: “You don’t get it all your own way. You just have to accept it and get on with it.”