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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Facing Basel Ferguson Support His Players

Facing a trip to Basel, Ferguson gives full support to its players. Next Wednesday night, Ferguson expects his players' performance is the best. Red Devils need to succeed and should not be lost in the final group game to reach a place in the knockout stages. But the Reds will be up against a Swiss side with plenty to play for as well. Indeed, victory for Basel would ensure qualification for the last 16 at United's expense.

The previous game against Basel, the Red Devils held 3-3 draw at Old Trafford. Red Devil was able to control the game early in the first half. At the time of the first 17 ​​minutes, the Red Devils managed 2-0 lead from Basel. Danny Welbeck had fought for it. However, the persistence of Basel is very high. Loyal to the principle of play is be the key for Basel keep pace with the Red Devils. Pressure by pressure from Basel to the Red Devils, causing Basel ahead 3-2. Luckily, Young managed an equalizer for a 3-3 in the 90th minute.

Ferguson admits the 3-3 draw against Basel at Old Trafford earlier in the season could prove a costly result, but he's backing his players to use their experience to good effect on Wednesday.

"Our form away from home in Europe over the last three or four years has been fantastic," he explained at his press conference for the Sunday papers. "We've really done well and it needs to be that kind of performance on Wednesday.

"The only advantage is they do need to win and they have to try to beat us. We've always kept good possession of the ball and made that a dominating factor of our game. It can take the temperature out of the game.

"We went to Besiktas and Bursaspor and the noise was incredible, but you can kill that with good possession of the ball and the concentration levels have been really terrific. You need that in these games."

Sir Alex admits the Champions League is getting tougher all the time with the emergence of a number of lesser known teams providing some tricky tests along the way.

Red Devils does have a number of very good striker, but at this time, the Red Devils must improve the strength of the midfielder. Worse, Chicharito almost certainly will not be able to compete within a month, because injury when faced Aston Villa.

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