Sir Alex Ferguson has today revealed that when dropping players to the bench for certain games, he will make sure he has explained why.
For example, Premier League’s top scorer Dimitar Berbatov was recently left out for United’s game against Arsenal and the manager is always rotating between Darren Fletcher, Michael Carrick, Anderson and even Darron Gibson in the centre of midfield.
Fergie reveals that players will sometimes respond with their opinion on his decision, something the manager is more than happy to deal with.
“Several things come into it, but first the players have to understand that, at Manchester United, we have to use our squad,” said Fergie. “I’ll always explain to a player who I have left out what I am trying to do and the reason for not including him. If he has his opinion, great, I am happy to talk it through with him and they always know they may be playing next week and somebody else will have to sit it out. If we win things, it shows the way we have gone about things is correct. If we are winning the Premier League, European Cup or FA Cup, then we’ve done the right thing.”