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Blackburn boss Hughes confident of Man Utd job prospects

Blackburn Rovers boss Mark Hughes is confident of his candidacy as a successor for Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United.

He said: "Sir Alex is probably fed up with me being asked the question every time I go up against him. I like to think that the job I'm doing, people think that I have the capability to take a top job. But until you do it you don't know, do you? I'm still a young manager. I'm enjoying what I'm doing here and we're successful and still growing. There are things to be done here but you never say never. As a player I always wanted to be the best that I could be, and as a manager I'll try to do the same. How far that takes me we'll have to wait and see.

"I've shown I can affect football teams and make them better than they were before I was involved. I think I've shown I can do that on two occasions now. The things that myself and my staff do allow our team to become better. I've got good people around me as well that sing from the same song-sheet. They know what I want and they're my voice around the club when I'm not even here.

"It's an ongoing thing and continuity helps, because you need that. You can't get everyone buying into what you're trying to do if you're only here for five, six or 10 months or however long managers seem to be at clubs these days. So the fact that I'm going into my fourth year here, you can make a bigger impact on the place."

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