Fergie has his plate full, can’t take each game as it comes

May 4th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI  

Alex Ferguson London, May 4 (ANI): Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson cannot afford to take each game as it comes, for he has to consider not only tonight’s Champions League semi-final second leg against Schalke at Old Trafford but also the crunch visit of Premier League rivals Chelsea on Sunday.

Defeat at Arsenal at the weekend has given Fergie good reason for concern. He will have heard the whispers that United could finish the season empty-handed.

The wily old Scot needs to mix and match his warriors with the Blues to come and cannot take his eye off the ball against the Germans, either, just in case it opens the door.

Ferguson drew parallels with last season when United chucked the Premier League title away while losing to Bayern Munich in their Champions League quarterfinal. After being beaten 2-1 in the first leg in Germany their following league game was, ironically, at home to Chelsea - and they lost 2-1.

Their next domestic fixture was a trip to Blackburn, just as it is this time. United could only draw at Ewood and lost the title by a point.

Ferguson admitted those events were preying on his mind and affecting his planning.

The Sun quoted him as saying: “It’s easy to get complacent in modern life - there are many examples of it. I hope Manchester United don’t get complacent against Schalke.”

He added: “Our work ethic will be very high in order for us to qualify. It’s always been the case at this club that if we lose a game we recover. That’s the beauty of football.” (ANI)

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