Alex Ferguson rues leaving out Dimitar Berbatov


Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson admitted that he may have made a mistake in leaving in-form striker Dimitar Berbatov out of the squad for the goalless draw with Rangers.

Berbatov has scored four goals in five games this season, but was forced to watch on at Old Trafford as United started their Champions League campaign in frustrating style.

Afterwards, Ferguson commented:"We wanted to see how Javier Hernandez would do in a full game.

"Because of that we left Berbatov out and his form has been absolutely fantastic.

"He has been one of our best players this season and his ability to create in tight situations would have made a difference.

"The criticism will be why didn't I play a stronger team. I think I played a very strong team. People forget eight of them played against Chelsea in the Community Shield.

"It's a terrific squad of players we have and there was no problem playing them.

"They should have won that game, but give credit to Rangers, their system is very difficult to break down.

"I think we played with great intensity and good commitment, but Rangers just went back to the penalty box and it was successful."

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