Speaking at the pre match press conference this morning ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup match against Fulham at Old Trafford, Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed the latest team news.
On Zaha: “We like to sign players with potential. We can develop players here. That’s been proven many times. Hopefully the boy will enjoy coming here.”
On injuries: “Jonny Evans and Ashley Young are still not 100 per cent. Evans did a bit of training in Qatar, but not much. Hopefully he’s on the way back. We have Phil Jones and Chris Smalling fit, which means we’re okay in that department. Young is not far away. He trained a bit in Qatar. He’s on the way back.”
On David De Gea: The boss wouldn’t be drawn on the recent criticism of United’s no.1.
On Qatar training: “We had good training in Qatar. We couldn’t have picked a better moment and hopefully we get the benefit of that.”
On Fulham in the FA Cup: “We haven’t done as well in the FA Cup for a few years now. It’s a cup which has fantastic appeal given our record in it. We have the benefit of the home draw. We’ll take that any time. It’s going to be a chllenge for us.”