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Boss targets 10 points

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Sir Alex Ferguson feels 10 points will be enough to see United safely through a tricky Champions League qualifying group.

The Reds are joined in Group F by Roma, Sporting Lisbon and Dynamo Kiev, and the Boss is certain that little will separate the four teams as they vie for qualification.
“It’s going to be a very tight group.I hope we can get 10 points. It’s going to be difficult, but if we get 10 points, I think we’ll qualify.”

United have been drawn against Roma just five months after crushing the Italians 8-3 on aggregate in last season’s quarter-final, which was marred by off-pitch violence before or during both games.

And with Nani and Cristiano Ronaldo - two former Sporting players – in the United ranks, together with a good knowledge of Kiev’s virtues, Sir Alex knows that his side face a tough task to emerge from the group.

“Obviously Roma will be the talking point after last season,” he said. “Dynamo Kiev are a good side and we know quite a lot about Sporting Lisbon because we have two of their former players here. The whole group poses interesting aspects.”
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manc in oz said:
10 points out of a possible 18 ? I take it by that comment we'll be playing the usual away tactics that nobody understands.
Milan, Madrid and Liverpool understand it though - and this is why they have 21 Champs League trophies between 3 teams !!!
SolskjaertheLegend said:
Fergie always says 10 points will get us through......i hope we get more than that to be certain though.
I always say "Win at home - draw away - and everything will turn out OK"

It rhymes too :)

This gives you 12 points - any extra win is OK too.....nice bonus !!
cristiano04 said:
setting the target points before the games start is a recipe for disaster!!
its totally wrong to say oh well 10 points are enough and we dont need more.. they should come to every single game expecting a win and the target points at the end should be 18 and nothing less..
say united lost their first game (hope not) the players are gonna say oh its ok we have more games to reach 10 points.. totally wrong attitude.. Im really surprised with SAF..
I think you may find he mean a minimum of 10 points !!

Any less than 10 and you might give yourself a headache, lol....:p
6 so far - 60% of the way towards qualifying - wooooo hooooo !
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