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Ferdinand issues United warning



Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has warned his teammates they still have a job to do ahead of tonight's Champions League semi-final second leg encounter with Schalke.

The Red Devils take a 2-0 aggregate lead back to Old Trafford this evening, with many people already having written off the Bundesliga outfit's chances of getting back into the tie.

But with a game at Wembley against the might of Barcelona in this year's Champions League final on offer, the competition is far from over.

"You've got to approach it in the right manner and make sure no complacency creeps in," said Ferdinand.

"We played really well in Germany - I don't think many teams in the world could have dealt with our attacking play over there.


 

"But tonight is a different game altogether and we know we still have a job to do if we're to get through to the final."

Success for Manchester United tonight will ensure Sir Alex Ferguson's side reach their third European final in the last four years, but Ferdinand explained the player's minds are fully focused on the game ahead.

"Of course, it's hard [not to think about Wembley already] because it's such a big thing and you're so close, but that won't get in the way of what we have to do.

"A lot of the players in our squad have played in Champions League semi-finals before so we know what to expect and the magnitude of the game won't be a problem for us to handle."

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