Ferguson confirms team news ahead of Sunderland – Big names back

by Sam Peoples

Speaking at the pre match press conference this morning ahead of Saturday’s match against Sunderland, Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed the latest team news.

Sir Alex on the latest team news…

“Nemanja Vidic is back in the squad tomorrow. Jonny Evans is out with the hamstring injury from last week. Chris Smalling came on and did very well. Shinji Kagawa is back in training and doing very well. Nani is still out.”

“It’s a big, big win to have him back in the squad – his ability to head the ball, his captaincy. We hope we’ve given him the proper rehab. We’ll give him a chance and we hope he sails through it.

“I don’t know whether he will start tomorrow – he’s only played about ten games in the last 12 months, which is not like Nemanja.”

Sir Alex on last season’s finale at Sunderland…

“Their fans’ reaction on the last day was disappointing. When you think about the players we’ve given them over the years, including Evans and Simpson, who helped them win promotion. I don’t think it was malicious from their fans, just foolishness; they were just enjoying the moment.”

Sir Alex on Martin O’Neill…

“He was asked last week if he still has self-belief. That was an insult to him, after the success he’s had with Celtic and Aston Villa, for example. What a silly question.”

Sir Alex on being top of the league…

“I’m happy with six points. It’s City’s challenge to try and catch

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