Sir Alex Ferguson Talks About Champions League

Sir Alex Ferguson, Manager of Manchester United

Fergie Aims for Champions League Title

Sir Alex Ferguson is already looking ahead eager to “go one better” than the 2009 and 2011 Champions League defeats.

Fergie shared his thoughts about the upcoming match with Basel:

“They’ve always been among the premier teams from Switzerland and have been producing very good young players for quite a few years now. Basel too have very good experience in Europe, so I expect to see that from them tomorrow.

“It’s an exhausting season unless you use all your squad. The players understand that a big squad gives them a better chance of winning things; they’ve understood the squad system for a long time now and want to do well when they get their opportunity.

“Ashley Young brings great awareness, endurance up and down the flank – something we’ve enjoyed with Ryan Giggs for many, many years – and his crossing and set pieces are also outstanding. He’s fitting in well, has shown good application and has treated everyone right. He’s done very well.

“The Champions League is the best competition in the world now. It’s not been a golden period for us because we lost two finals [in four seasons]. I hope we can go one better this year and win it because that’s always the goal of this club.

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