Thursday, April 8, 2010

Ferguson defends Premier League teams

Manchester United's manager Alex Ferguson who gambled on the fitness
of Wayne Rooney yesterday against Bayern Munich, despite the striker
being ruled out of action for a minimum of three weeks came to the
rescue of English teams after a barrage of discontentment from the

The seasoned tactician stated in unequivocal terms that the Premier
League is still the best and most attractive League in the world, even
though its representatives were dumped out earlier than expected.
English teams have dominated Europe for the last seven years, sending
at least one representative to the final since 2005. But how quickly
things change with Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal already out, United
had the semi finals in their sight until Arjen Robben crashed their
party via a sublime finish.

Fergie said: "I am sure you will read something into that. All the
English teams were expected to get to the semi finals, as they have
been doing over the last seven years. But I don't think that casts a
shadow over the English League, it is still the best League in Europe
and a very competitive League.

"You don't always get what you want in life and we are all suffering
from the same thing now," Ferguson said.