Man Utd boss Ferguson not looking beyond Bolton

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has warned his players not to take lightly tonight's opponents Bolton Wanderers.

Ferguson said: "There are big games coming up and Liverpool is one of them, especially when you consider Chelsea are playing Arsenal on the same day.

"But when you see what happened at Derby on Saturday, not taking our chances, you realise you can't take anything for granted. Sure, there are big weekends ahead, but the other matches are just as important.

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"If we perform well and take our chances then we'll win the match against Bolton. But it's important we respect our opponents.

"Some of our football recently has been terrific and there's good penetration in the team. It's encouraging that we're making so many chance - perhaps the forwards just need to relax a little in front of goal. Then the goals will come."

On Bolton, he added: "They are fighting for survival and any team fighting for survival have to fight. That's the name of the game.

"I thought they had got themselves clear of trouble but in this league if you lose a couple of games you are back in the mix.

"Everyone expects Derby to go down, Fulham are the next one and then it is a scramble. You've got a lot of teams down there.

"Obviously they are missing Nicolas Anelka's goals but they have Kevin Davies up front and he will do everything he possibly can to unsettle us.

"He's a physical lad and we have to deal with that but I think Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand have the height and ability to do that."

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