Man Utd boss Ferguson admits AC Milan defeat still hurts

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson admits last season's Champions League semifinal defeat to AC Milan still haunts him.

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"We want to do well this year in the Champions League," he told Inside United. "Losing to Milan last year really hurt us. We just didn't have the legs. We had a bad injury spell in March, which killed us.

"We'd lost Saha from December, then we lost Mikael Silvestre, Ji-Sung Park, Gary Neville, Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic. Three of those players didn't play again that season.

"Vidic came back against Milan. It was a gamble, one worth taking. Ronaldo was also carrying an ankle injury for that game. We were well short of being full-strength, whereas Milan had rested players and were primed for that game. We were unlucky. This year, if we stay fit we'll have a better chance."

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