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Man Utd boss Ferguson doesn't want his players playing in Olympics

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson doesn't want his young players being selected for the 2012 Olympics.

Ferguson says playing in the European Championships AND the London Games is too much for his players.

"I wouldn't like to see our young players who might be involved in Euro 2012 then being selected for the Olympics," Ferguson told United Review.

"Manchester United might well have a direct interest in this with our up-and-coming youngsters like Danny Welbeck, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and Tom Cleverley now on the international scene.

"I welcome their involvement at international level but if they go to the Euro finals they will need a break.

"I know they are young, fit and eager, but they will need to rest.

"I am sure Stuart Pearce will bear this in mind. I certainly hope so because I wouldn't like to see them burnt out before they have really started."

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