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Ferguson: I won't be making that mistake this time

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has vowed to pick a strong eleven for this weekend’s FA Cup tie against Liverpool at Old Trafford.

The Scot is seemingly still reeling from last season’s shock defeat against Leeds United, when a shadow side were beaten courtesy of a Jermaine Beckford winner.

Having won the trophy five times during his reign, Ferguson has assured United fans that he is taking this season’s competition very seriously having not won it since 2004.

Ferguson told Inside United Magazine: “It was a bad result last season against Leeds, especially considering the rivalry between the two clubs,

“In hindsight I could have picked a stronger team. I won't be making that mistake this time.

“It is an important trophy so there is a strong desire to get our hands on it.

“We haven't won it since 2004, or been to Wembley in the final since we lost to Chelsea in 2007. So we definitely want to get back there. And we want to win it.”

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