Man Utd boss Ferguson explains leaving ace midfield trio at home

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has explained his squad selection for the trip for CFR Cluj.

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has explained his squad selection for the trip for CFR Cluj.

The manager's three most experienced men in that department - Michael Carrick, Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes - did not travel to Romania for various reasons.

"Carrick didn’t report today, he’s in bed with a virus," Sir Alex confirmed. "Ryan also felt rough this morning and we sent him home. We left Paul Scholes behind.

"Those three players are missing - two with a virus and Paul Scholes because, although he looked great this morning and played great on Saturday, at 37 years of age I can’t expect him to play three games like that [Tottenham, Cluj, Newcastle]."

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