United’s front line has been the talk of the town after all four staked their claim for a place in the team in the past 7 days.
But it is a position he has been in before, notably in 1999 when United did the treble and it doesn’t faze him. Speaking at his presser this morning, the manager said:
“It’s a good problem to have.
“I don’t always enjoy it [telling players they’re not playing] but it has to be done. In fairness to all the players they’ve accepted it well and adapted to it.
“I don’t have any great problems other than having to tell one or two of them they’re not playing.”
Sir Alex also used the presser to again praise Javier Hernandez, who he feels has benefitted from a less taxing summer:
“Chicha was tremendous the other night. He’s a really terrific player and such a dedicated footballer and professional in every training session. He’s improving – that’s the good thing about him.
“The thing that is making the difference to him is he got a proper rest in the summer. It was exhausting in the way it had been in the previous three years for him. That’s helping him.”