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Ferguson: Man Utd unaffected by new squad rules

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson says they're well covered for the Premier League's new 25-man squad rules.

In his column for manutd.com, Sir Alex wrote: "They key requirement is that each squad must include at least eight home-grown players who have been affiliated to the FA for three full seasons before the age of 21.

"For Manchester United it's not a problem, at least for this season, because we have the likes of Gary Neville, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Darren Fletcher, Wes Brown, Michael Owen, Rio Ferdinand, John O'Shea, Michael Carrick and Wayne Rooney. So this means there is no problem with our senior foreign players like Edwin van der Sar, Tomasz Kuszczak, Nemanja Vidic, Patrice Evra, Antonio Valencia, Nani, Anderson, Dimitar Berbatov, Ji-sung Park and Javier Hernandez.

"There is no limit on the number of players under the age of 21 so no complications there for our up-and-coming youngsters such as the da Silva brothers, Tom Cleverley, Bebe and Chris Smalling etc."

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