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Injury free squad gives Fergie a pleasant headache

There are times when your fingers cannot be crossed often enough. This appears to be one of them. After the medical room at Carrington had resembled Heathrow airport during an airline strike for so long, the club’s official website is reporting thatThe United squad is arguably stronger now than at any other point during 2010” Virtually everyone except Antonio Valencia and Owen Hargreaves are back to full fitness – and even Hargo is due to make his comeback against Wolves in the Carling Cup before the end of the month.

Yet it was only a few days ago that Rio Ferdinand, Wayne Rooney, Anderson, Michael Carrick, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs where unavailable through a variety of injuries. Sir Alex Ferguson will now have the pleasant dilemma of selecting a side from a large, fully fit squad by the time West Bromwich Albion visit Old Trafford after the international break. The only near certainty is that his back four is beginning to pick itself following the successful reunion of Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic in the middle of it.

“When you know your defensive part is strong and solid, then it gives you the encouragement and the freedom to attack at will” Ferguson explained “if our defence is solid, then we can wait until the 85th minute to win a game. We’ve always been able to do that.”

Anderson, Carrick, Scholes, Giggs, Nani, Park, Fletcher and Gibson are all vying for a place in midfield while Rooney and Dimitar Berbatov are being pushed by Javier Hernandez, Michael Owen and Federico Macheda up front. “With Owen, Chicharito and Kiko, we’ve got really terrific choices” Sir Alex said “this is where it’s proving more difficult for me, choosing the right players in the right game.”

No matter how deep the squad may be, avoiding frequent, long term injuries is vital for winning a marathon 38 match championship race as Ferguson sadly found to his cost last season. A change of fortune this term can make a huge amount of difference between final success and narrow failure.

Is United’s squad good enough to win the title if serious injuries are avoided?


No Responses to “Injury free squad gives Fergie a pleasant headache”

  1. herbie simms says:

    The team is not good enough. Fergie already said that the team has no killer instinct. There are no players other than Rooney that have killer instinct.
    I find Fergie’s article rather amusing as its his job to motivate the team that he puts on the field and he needs to install some killer instinct into them.
    He sold his killer instinct players, Ronaldo and Tevez and replaced them with nervous youngsters, so what trophies is he looking to win with this team?
    He will need to speak to the owners, get his hands on a 100 million and strengthen the team. Players not up to standard, sell them!

  2. eke shadrach chidi says:

    I’m glad that our ultility players are back.

  3. RealMancsAreRed says:

    The more i hear you simms the more im convinced that your either a post 2008 glory hunter or a rival fan…our team is perfectly good enough, all brings strenght to the team and with a leader like Sir Alex on the touchline and on field leaders like Vida, Rio, VdSar, Evra, Wazza (on form) and Giggs we will always compete…we dont need to spend ridiculous cash and for you to think that further gloryhunter, which is cemented by fact you think a crap headless chicken like tevez was good, the guy was garbage.

  4. RealMancsAreRed says:

    The return to fitness of Hargo is fantastic news, Giggs & Scholes are vital to our challenge for honours. Vida, Rio, VdS are the solid foundation, as they say the best form of attack start from the back..Fletch- mf destroyer, Nani- wing/attack wizard, we have a fantastic list of attack options (Berba, Wazza, Chicharito, Kiko and Owen)- similar to 1999…the next generation in Rafa, Fabs, Bebe, Gabby, Cleverley (if back in jan), Gibbo…and with the Heart & soul of Utd, Sir Alex, we will always challenge.

  5. RealMancsAreRed says:

    Oh and dont forget about our little norwegian wonder kid, the talismatic Magnus Wolff Eikrem, a star in the making…the boy genius will most certainly get his chance to shine on the grand stage at some point.

  6. herbie simms says:

    This is my team to play against West Brom.

    VAN de SAR

    You see in my team, Rooney is playing behind the strikers.

    SUBS: Kuszczak, Evra, Ferdinand, Eikrem, Scholes, Giggs, Macheda, Owen.



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