Ferguson intent on proving critics wrong

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Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is focused on the Champions League final with Barcelona, hoping to prove critics wrong about the quality of the United squad.

"Beating Barcelona would end all arguments about this team," the Manchester United manager said, as reported by Sky Sports.

"I know we are playing a terrific team but would you back against us in a big way? I don't think you would.

"We are capable of doing very well."


Critics have claimed that the Manchester United squad is the weakest Ferguson has had in years, and that it wasn’t necessarily an achievement of a Champion team to win the Barclays Premier League title this season, with front runners Chelsea and Arsenal losing out because of lulls in form.

But Ferguson says that when United trailed 0-2 to West Ham at half time in April, a fear came over both the players and himself to step up and stake their claim on the title charge.

"The game that changed the season? West Ham,” Ferguson remembered.

"We were 2-0 down at half-time and that put the fear of God into a lot of them. Me included."

Despite United now holding a record 19 titles now, Ferguson won’t be resting on his laurels.

"I will not be taking it easy because we have won the title," Ferguson said.

"The ambition of the club doesn't alter. It doesn't go away. That is the responsibility as manager of Manchester United.

"The great thing about us is that we accept challenges. It doesn't matter where it comes from.

"Our job is to get better and we will try to be better next year."

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