Date: 20th April 2012 at 10:28am
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The much anticipated title deciding derby game looms near.

But before that, the Champions have a little business to handle against David Moyes’ Everton. Everton were in similar position last season, having a massive say in the destination of the Premier League title and boy, did they make the Red Devils work for it – winning with a last minute Javier Hernandez goal.

Sir Alex Ferguson spoke to the press ahead of the game at Old Trafford on Sunday and this is what he had to say:

Team News

“Everybody’s fit after last Sunday. Ashley Young got a knock in the second half but I’m hoping he’s okay. The only injury we received is Paul Pogba suffered ankle ligament damage in the Reserves on Monday. We think he’s out for the season now.

Michael Owen’s been training with the first team for about a week now. That’s good news. If there’s a player who can score an important goal at any stage of the match it’s him. When he gets an injury it’s never an easy one, it’s months rather than weeks. It’s unfortunate because he’s a fantastic striker.We want to try and get Michael back. If we get him back and he continues his training he’ll be in contention as a sub. He won’t be involved on Sunday, though. But for his injuries, who’s to say what sort of career he’d have had.

“I don’t think Anderson will play again this season. There are only four games left and it will be difficult for him.

On The Everton Game

“We hope we can show the same form we showed last Sunday against Aston Villa. It’s never an easy game against Everton. Hopefully we can get the result we want. Everton going out of the FA Cup was a bad result for them. They went into that game in good form but losing a semi-final and a derby is always disappointing. No matter what happened last week it was always going to be a hard game for us. We expect hard games and we’re prepared for hard games.

On David Moyes

“What David Moyes has achieved in 10 years is phenomenal. Especially given the financial reserves he has. But he’s managed to do it, time and time again. It defies logic that he still gets decent results and keeps his team in the top half of the league.

On Rooney Becoming United’s All Time Top Scorer

“Wayne has time on his side to beat all types of records. He has every chance of beating Sir Bobby’s record. He’s on track to do that.

On Ashley Young diving

“I’ve had a word with Ashley. He understands where we’re coming from and I hope it makes a difference.”


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