Sir Alex Ferguson calls for consistency as champions head for Chelsea

02 November 2009 12:28
Plenty to smile about: Ferguson with United striker Dimitar Berbatov[LNB]Sir Alex Ferguson is looking for his Manchester United side to build up a head on steam in the coming months.   [LNB]A 2-0 victory against Blackburn at the weekend saw the champions get back on track in the Barclays Premier League, following their defeat by Liverpool. And United now have a big week.   [LNB]They face CSKA Moscow in the Champions League on Tuesday, when a fourth straight victory should secure a place in the next stage.   [LNB]Then on Sunday they travel to Stamford Bridge for a meeting with leaders Chelsea. [LNB]Ferguson said: 'It is a tough league. We are experienced enough at this club to know how difficult it is to win the league.   [LNB]'It is not going to be any different this year. The great thing about us is that we know it is a difficult league.   [LNB]'Mistakes are going to happen - you lose games you do not expect to lose. You go for consistency - and if we are in there in January we have a great chance.'[LNB]  That theme was taken up by by midfielder Michael Carrick, who said: 'It is always a big game at Stamford Bridge, no matter what the occasion is.   [LNB]'When it is tight at the top like it is, after the defeat to Liverpool we do not want to lose track on the big teams - and it will be an important game for us.   [LNB]'At this stage of the season, it is just about accumulating points and seeing where you are in the later stages.   [LNB]'The table is changing week-in, week-out. But after Christmas, things tend to settle down a bit.   [LNB] Game on: Carrick (right) is relishing United's trip to Chelsea[LNB]'Then maybe you get one or two that pull away - and we hope we will be included in that. You've just got to believe in yourself; if you do, anything can happen.'[LNB]Ferguson could hand a Champions League debut to French winger Gabriel Obertan, who came off the bench against Blackburn after recovering from a back injury - only to miss a sitter.   [LNB]Carrick said: 'He will maybe get a little bit of stick - you cannot let him off for that. It was great for him to finally play - it's been a frustrating time, coming to England and not being able to get out there with the lads.   [LNB]'Obviously it was disappointing for him not to score, but we hope there will be many more chances to come - and he'll put them away.'[LNB]United will again be without Rio Ferdinand and Ryan Giggs, who missed the Blackburn match through injury.  [LNB] Foster's prospects hit by rumours of renewed United bid for Schalke's NeuerFighting Beck: England star salutes Galaxy's first leg play-off comebackManchester United 2 Blackburn 0: It's a fight for Sir Alex Ferguson Manchester United's Michael Carrick in warning to Chelsea ahead of Premier League clash MANCHESTER UNITED FC

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