Sir Alex Ferguson has just finished his press conference at Carrington Training Complex ahead of this weekends clash with Liverpool at Old Trafford
As ever, manutd.com and the British media were on hand to take note of everything that was discussed during today’s press conference.
This morning Ben Hibbs and Nick Coppack were on hand to interview the boss before he faced the British media and questions regarding this weekends fixture, Manchester United have won 9 of their last 10 home games at Old Trafford and hopefully that record will not be broken this weekend.
First question from the media today was regarding the signing of Wilfred Zaha from Crystal Palace in which SAF was quick to rubbish the rumours saying:
“It’s January for goodness sake, there’s no story, I know you’re desperate for a story but there’s no story to tell, I have got nothing to tell you”
Ahead of the the visit of Liverpool to Old Trafford Sir Alex Ferguson confirms that Wayne Rooney will miss the game as is still out of action after suffering a Christmas day injury at Carrington.
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
Good news that Nani and Anderson are back in the squad for Sunday:
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.
Sir Alex Ferguson is happy on the squads injury front:
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.
Sir Alex Ferguson on the Liverpool game:
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.