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United handed a kind Champions League task

Sir Alex Ferguson will be delighted after Manchester United were handed a relatively easy task for the group stages of the Champions League. The Premier League champions were pitted against Portuguese side Benfica, Swiss outfit Basel and Romanian newcomers Otelul Galati. Club chief executive David Gill believes that “Sir Alex will be happy with that. We’ve had great success in the last few years in the competition and we’re looking forward to it”  Gill said after the draw in Monaco.

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United and Berba may no longer need each other

As one of his strongest fans since the time he was at White Hart Lane, it’s not easy to ask the following question but “Does Sir Alex Ferguson still need Dimitar Berbatov at Old Trafford?” Perhaps more to the point “Does the Bulgarian still need Manchester United?”  I’m really beginning to wonder! A brilliant player who most managers would give their right arms for, one who could walk into most starting lineups in the Premier League AND Europes leading clubs, a joint Golden Shoe winner just last season, is lately being left to languish on the bench before occasionally being belatedly introduced for a short cameo appearance! WHY? Does it make any logical sense? Perhaps it does!

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United men against Spurs boys at the OT Fortress

The boys are back in town – or should that be the men? One of the expected title challengers were made to look like boys as Manchester United swept Tottenham Hotspur aside in a comfortable 3-0 victory at what has become an impregnable Old Trafford fortress. Manager Sir Alex Ferguson was full of praise for his side afterwards saying “That performance was absolutely fantastic. It was very even in the first half  but in the second we just took off. I’m pleased with the young side – it showed we still believe in young players and also, you can see the ability they’ve got. Danny Welbeck is a rangey, long legged boy, he gallops really quickly and has a great attitude.”

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