Platt impressed by Man Utd squad strength

Former England star David Platt has talked up Manchester United's title chances this season.

The ex-United trainee saw his old club defeat Champions League opponents CSKA Moscow in Russia and told the Daily Mail: "I was just hugely impressed with United against CSKA and it reflected well on the depth and quality of their squad.

"I thought they did a fantastic job in coming to a difficult place, coping with an unusual surface, getting a result and managing to rest and protect players all at the same time. There are not many teams in Europe and certainly not in England who could do that.

"I think that is one of United's greatest strengths and certainly one of Sir Alex Ferguson's great strengths. He can afford to shift players around, ask them to do different jobs and still know that he has the necessary quality to get the result he needs.

"The team from Moscow will be different to the one at Anfield on Sunday but, by making the changes, he didn't affect the result. Not all teams seem to have that luxury at the moment."

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