Ferguson: In Arsene we trust

Alex Ferguson has no concerns about the team Arsene Wenger will pick for Arsenal’s key Premier League clash with Liverpool at Anfield tomorrow.

A point for Rafael Benitez’s men will be enough to send them top once more, even though they will have played two games more than Manchester United.

However, Arsenal’s chances of avoiding defeat could be adversely affected if Wenger decides to make a significant number of changes to the team defeated by Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final on Saturday.

Having fielded a virtual second team himself against Everton at Wembley, Ferguson is hardly in a position to complain.

In any case, he does not believe any team Wenger sends into battle will lack hunger, which is why he is confident Arsenal will give Liverpool a stern test.

“I don’t know what Arsene will be thinking about tomorrow but no matter what, Arsenal always try,” said Ferguson.

“That is the mantra of Arsene himself. He is a winner.

“Providing they try, it is all I can ask for.”

However, Ferguson recognises the most important task for his team this week is to beat Portsmouth at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

After winning their last two games to end a two-match losing streak, the Red Devils are in the happy position of knowing they can afford to slip up once on their seven game run-in and still complete a Premier League title hat-trick.

“I am not concerned about tomorrow’s game,” he said, referring to Arsenal’s visit to Anfield.

“I will concern myself with my own team. That is enough for me to think about.”


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