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Sir Alex Ferguson Press Conference – 25/01/13

Sir Alex Ferguson met with the media this morning at Carrington Training Complex after the squad had returned from their sunshine training camp in Qatar.

Much excitement around the place regarding the pending signing of Wilfried Zaha.

As ever, the manutd.com team were on hand to report back on the main points from the bosses press conference, in charge of reporting back today was Ben Hibbs.

Sir Alex Ferguson on:

Signing Wilfried Zaha: “We like to sign players with potential. We can develop players here. That’s been proven many times. Hopefully the boy will enjoy coming here.”

On injuries: “Jonny Evans and Ashley Young are still not 100 per cent. Evans did a bit of training in Qatar, but not much. Hopefully he’s on the way back. We have Phil Jones and Chris Smalling fit, which means we’re okay in that department. Young is not far away. He trained a bit in Qatar. He’s on the way back.”

On David De Gea: The boss wouldn’t be drawn on the recent criticism of United’s no.1.

On Qatar training: “We had good training in Qatar. We couldn’t have picked a better moment and hopefully we get the benefit of that.”

On Fulham in the FA Cup: “We haven’t done as well in the FA Cup for a few years now. It’s a cup which has fantastic appeal given our record in it. We have the benefit of the home draw.We’ll take that any time. It’s going to be a challenge for us.”

On Dimitar Berbatov: “Berbatov is Fulham’s best player. I don’t think he was a failure here. He was a good player. At his age it’s not easy to be not playing when I have lots of choices. He wanted first-team football and it was the right thing to do. I think he’s doing well there.”

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