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Ferguson plans rotation for FA Cup after Manchester United down Wigan

Published on Jan 2, 2013 9:19 AM
 
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has confirmed that he will rotate his squad once again for the FA Cup third-round tie at West Ham United at the weekend.  -- PHOTO: REUTERS

WIGAN, United Kingdom (AFP) - Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has confirmed that he will rotate his squad once again for the FA Cup third-round tie at West Ham United at the weekend.

United retained their seven-point lead at the top of the Premier League with a 4-0 win at Wigan Athletic on Tuesday. It was their fourth game in 10 days and only four players - David de Gea, Patrice Evra, Jonny Evans and Michael Carrick - have started in each of those games.

The United manager made five changes from the team that beat West Bromwich Albion 2-0 on Saturday and is determined to keep his squad fresh. "Yes, we will make a few changes for the cup tie," he said.

"The likes of Patrice Evra and Michael Carrick, we took them off as soon as we got the third goal. "They deserve a break and they have played in all the games. We'll have a look at the situation. We've got fresh players. "Young Shinji (Kagawa) came in. We've got plenty of players to freshen it up."

 
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