Speaking at the pre match press conference this morning ahead of Sunday’s clash with Liverpool, Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed the latest team news.
Sir Alex on the latest team news…
Wayne’s still out. I’m hoping he starts training today, in which case he won’t be far away. I don’t think it’s a big issue but it will help him along. The injury is quite straightforward so if he starts today we should have him available for Wednesday’s game.
Nani’s back in training and will be in the squad on Sunday. Phil Jones is back, although I think Wednesday is more likely for him. Anderson has been back training for 10 days so he’ll be in the squad on Sunday. All in all, we’re in a healthy situation. How long it will last I don’t know but it’s good to have them back.
It’s a derby game – it’s intense, emotional. Everything you can think of in a derby game will be there on Sunday. We go into the game in reasonable form. I obviously made changes last Sunday – Carrick and Evra had a rest after a full contribution in December. They deserved a rest. Robin van Persie came on and scored an unbelievable goal. He’s available.
There’s nothing to report! It’s January, what can I say? I know you’re desperate for a story but there’s no story. I’ve got nothing to tell you.