Fergie looks at the positives
Sir Alex Ferguson may have had his hopes of a record fourth successive title ended, but believes there were more positives than negatives for United this season. For many Reds, winning the Carling Cup would not be the gauge of a good season, but Fergie has put aside his disappointment at failing to beat Chelsea or at not reach the Champions League final to look ahead to next year. "How you view the season depends on whether you focus on the low moments or look at the positives," said Ferguson. "It is the old conundrum as to whether you see the glass as half empty or half full. "My job as manager is to assess and analyse in the cold light of day and get things into perspective. "Did I always make the right team selections? Do we have a strong enough squad? "I have to separate fact from fiction, like the suggestion we have not seen the vintage football associated with Manchester United. "We have to measure the successes against the disappointments and, taking everything into account, I think we are on the credit side. "Darren Fletcher has emerged from the shadows to become recognised as a really top footballer. "Nani has come of age, Darron Gibson has had a good season and Jonny Evans has been fantastic, while Antonio Valencia has done incredibly well in his first season. "Behind them I have great faith in the futures of players like Danny Welbeck, Federico Macheda, Javier Hernandez, Gabriel Obertan, Mame Diouf and Chris Smalling. "In fact, we could field a very good Under-21 team."
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