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Fergie happy with squad

01 Feb 2007 - 09:17:30

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson insists he is happy with the strength of his squad despite failing to land Owen Hargreaves during the transfer window.

Ferguson's only January acquisition was the short-term loan capture of Henrik Larsson, but despite failing to prise Hargreaves away from Bayern Munich for a reported £20million, the United chief remains in confident mood.

Speaking after Wednesday evening's 4-0 victory over Watford which kept the Red Devils six points ahead of Chelsea at the top of the Premiership, he said: "We are happy with the squad we have.

"We have a terrific bunch of lads. There is a good spirit among them, so we will just get on with it."

United secured three points with strikes from Cristiano Ronaldo, Larsson, Wayne Rooney and a Lloyd Doyley own goal after a powerful performance at Old Trafford.

"We are now down to 13 games left and we even managed to improve our goal difference by one over our closest rivals," continued Ferguson.

"It was one of those games when Watford set their stall out to defend and get so many men behind the ball.

"Ronaldo's penalty opened the game up and, in the second half, they played two men up front. That opened the game up even more for us and we could have scored more."


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