With the game at the Hawthorns his 1500 and final in charge, Sir Alex Ferguson has said that he wants the team to have a youthful feel about it, typical given that Sir Alex has been at the forefront of youth development in his tenure at the club.
Giving updates on his team news, Sir Alex said:
“I don’t have any injury problems. I’ll make a few changes – maybe a few younger players will play.
“Anders (Lindegaard) will be in goal. I don’t have Rafael so I need to make a decision about right-back. I want to play Jones and Evans at centre-back – they could be the future. Rio (Ferdinand) and (Nemanja) Vidic will have to have a place on the bench! I’m looking forward to it. It’s going to be great.”
This is a huge compliment for the pair from the outgoing manager, and again praise for Jones who Sir Alex appears to be very enthusiastic about.
Sir Alex spoke on taking on Steve Clarke’s side, saying that he wants to win this game more than he did the final home game against Swansea:
“1500 games – it’s incredible.
“West Brom have done fantastically, every team wants to win their last home game and obviously I want to win this one more than last week’s even.”