Sir Alex Ferguson wants six points off Otelul Galati

17 October 2011 10:13
Here we go: Manager Sir Alex Ferguson at the airport as Manchester United head for Romania

Sir Alex Ferguson has demanded six points from Manchester United's two Champions League games against Otelul Galati.

United sit third in Group C after opening their campaign with a draw at Benfica before sharing the points in a 3-3 thriller with Basel thanks to a last-gasp effort from Ashley Young.

Playing catch-up at this stage of the tournament was not part of Ferguson's plan and the Scot expects his players to put things right against Romanian outfit Galati.

'I think we got complacent after going 2-0 up so early on and didn't pay enough attention to defending,' he said about the Basel game. 'But we rescued it, which was important.

'Maybe it was the best thing that could happen as we got a wake-up call but still salvaged something.

'We need to win both games (against Galati) and hopefully we'll do that. And we'll hope for one of two things from the other teams - either they both draw or one wins both games.

Late show: Ashley Young (right) rescues a point for United against Basel

'We don't want them to win a game each as the group would then be very tight.'

The Red Devils play in Bucharest on Tuesday before hosting the newcomers on November 2.

Ferguson added: 'I had no idea where they were from. I don't know if they've changed their name like a lot of European teams but I'd never heard of them.

'We know plenty now and know enough about them. We've got all the videos on them but the most important thing is I believe they've changed the pitch. It looks okay and is proper standard now.

Last time out: Javier Hernandez scored as United drew at Liverpool on Saturday

'Howard Webb was referee for the France game there recently and reported it as not being suitable so they replaced it.

'It's still in our hands and we're capable of winning the matches. We have to win these two games as we've only got two points while Benfica and Basel are on four.

'I will have one eye on Manchester City (United's next Premier League opponents) but the thing is we've got five days before the derby game so we'll be prepared for Sunday quite easily.'

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Source: Daily_Mail