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The neon-lit aspect of Sir Alex Ferguson’s media briefings at Manchester United’s training ground early on Friday morning was that he was in control even if the anger was still simmering. In control of what he said, in control of the messages he was attempting to transmit and, more fundamentally, to show he was fully in control of his club and its future. Those messages were clear enough even if the eventual outcome for Wayne Rooney, in particular, is still muddied despite the public statements.

Ferguson was sanguine but not at ease.
To Ferguson’s right as he sat at the club’s academy, the sign read: “Our responsibility to the future of the game is to give budding talent the very best opportunity to flourish. The academy is just such a place, a proving ground for tomorrow’s heroes.” That proving ground extends around the vast, imposing Carrington complex.
The Champions League exit to Real Madrid hurt, the indignation was punched home, the sense, right or wrong, that, for a third time by Ferguson’s optimistic reckoning, officialdom had robbed his team of a European Cup.
Nani’s red card was added to the poor refereeing – chalking off a Paul Scholes goal when Porto knocked out United in 2004 and a dismissal for Rafael da Silva against Bayern Munich in 2010 – Ferguson felt had hurt United in the past.
The Rooney issue was dealt with head-on with a clear carrot-and-stick approach. Ferguson boldly attacked any suggestion of a rift between the pair, said the striker had a future at United, and concreted that by insisting there would be a new contract down the line, but did not dismiss discussion over the 27-year-old’s fitness.
What was also evident was that the hurt at the Real defeat killed what was a genuine belief for Ferguson that he not only possessed a stronger squad than the one that won a Champions League, Premier League and FA Cup treble in 1999, but that he was on the verge of emulating that feat.
It is why when the discussion eventually turned to Sunday’s FA Cup quarter-final at home to Chelsea, Ferguson offered an instant parallel to 1999 when the two sides faced each other at the same stage of the competition.
“In the context of the FA Cup over the past few years we keep getting Premier teams anyway,” Ferguson said. “The year we won the treble we had Premier teams right through it. We had a replay with Chelsea in the quarter-final in 99. We drew 0-0 at Old Trafford and won 2-0 there with Dwight Yorke scoring the two goals.”
Manchester United faced Middlesbrough, Liverpool, Arsenal and finalists Newcastle United that year – along with then League One Fulham – and this season’s campaign has pitted them against West Ham United, Reading and Fulham, again. There are parallels – which is why that Champions League defeat cuts so deep although Ferguson said there was now “no point in looking back”.
“We have enough to prepare for with our big squad,” Ferguson said and the depth he has added, the acquisition of Robin van Persie and Shinji Kagawa and the development of Danny Welbeck, Tom Cleverley and Jonny Evans, has significantly strengthened his hand.
Indeed Ferguson even ran through some of the options he might consider for today to reinforce his point. “I have an issue in that Shinji scored a hat-trick last week [against Norwich] and did not play on Tuesday and Wazza [Rooney] are best playing in that role behind the main striker,” he explained.
“Chicharito’s record against Chelsea is unbelievable I have a lot of these issues The combination of Vidic and Ferdinand were fantastic the other night but I do need to decide whether to bring in Evans.” For Van Persie, despite signs that he is tiring, with one goal in eight games there will be no rest because “it’s a big game”.
There was even a detailed tactical explanation as to why Rooney did not start against Real and Ferguson’s bullishness was bolstered by a cast-iron belief that he got his approach right on Tuesday night.
A parallel was drawn with United’s Champions League victory over AC Milan in 2010 when Ji-Sung Park played ‘in the hole’ to stifle Andrea Pirlo. “When we had Ji-Sung Park he did exactly the same,” Ferguson said. “Pirlo?
Never gave him a kick. Pirlo’s average passes were 75 per game. When we played them it was 25. Ji-Sung Park’s tactical ability won us the tie. He never gave him a kick. And that’s what you have to do in the modern day game in Europe. You have to analyse the strength of the other team too, not just your own strength.” And you have to do that from a position of strength.

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