After 35 years in management, very little fazes Sir Alex Ferguson.

But the Manchester United manager freely admits telling three players who might have been expected to be involved that they will not be starting Saturday´s FA Cup final against Chelsea will be one of his toughest jobs all season.

He said: "I have had to do it quite often down the years but it is never easy telling players they are not playing. There is no easy way to do it. You just tell them exactly how you are feeling and exactly what they have done for you."

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