Saturday, January 10, 2009
ManU will always dominate Chelsea : Ferguson
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has said that his club will always dominate Chelsea, because they have the best long-term strategy.The Old Trafford boss produced a list of four reasons why the Red Devils are stronger than the Blues, The Sun reports.Fergie says that, unlike Chelsea, Manchester United have faith in their manager, build teams from the bottom up, invest in youth and have a team that will last another five years.Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has employed four full-time managers and spent hundred of millions at Stamford Bridge to get success.And while that brought two successive titles under Jose Mourinho, United were soon back on top after a period of patient rebuilding.Asked if that was good for football to prove money does not get you everything, Ferguson said: "You're right. You can go back in time and there are many examples of that. The Sunderland team from 50 years ago, they called them the Bank of England team and yet they got relegated."The great challenge for a manager and his coaching staff is to spend money the right way and still have a balance with the team. We tended to overload on younger players, with a view to the long-term picture. That required a bit of patience."We couldn't match Chelsea in spending power anyway, so the sensible thing was to go that way and identify younger players who, in the long term, would develop into top players," he added.Ferguson is now into his 23rd year at the helm of Old Trafford. In the same time Chelsea have had 12 bosses.