MAKE AR­SES OF US AGAIN

Midweek Sport - - TV GUIDE - By FRANK MCCAULEY

con­fi­dent we can beat them. You have to learn from your mis­takes and get bet­ter.”

Ferguson has left Rio Fer­di­nand in Manch­ester af­ter the de­fender re­turned from a ham­string prob­lem in the 5-0 win over Bolton at the week­end. That means Chris Smalling good sea­son. I just want to keep work­ing hard and I know I’ll get more goals.”

Af­ter heavy de­feats to Man United and neigh­bours City, beat­ing Wolves was ex­actly what Red­knapp and his squad needed.

The long-run­ning Luka Mo­dric trans­fer saga also dis­rupted the squad’s earl­y­sea­son form, but club cap­tain Led­ley King thinks their trou­bled start is now well and truly be­hind them.

“All the deals have been done. We have our team now and I sup­pose it’s a case of just get­ting on with it,” King said.

“There’s no won­der­ing if any­one else is com­ing in or if any­one is leav­ing. We have our squad now and we are set­tled. I think that showed on Satur­day.”

King, who has been told by Red­knapp that he needs to play 20 games this year to earn a new con­tract, was play­ing his first game of the sea­son on Satur­day af­ter hav­ing an op­er­a­tion on his knee this sum­mer.

And he ad­mits he was re­lieved to get through the game un­scathed.

“I came through okay,” said the 30-year-old.

“I just cramped up a bit at the end but that’s nor­mal.” is set to come in at right-back, with Phil Jones part­ner­ing Jonny Evans in the mid­dle.

Vet­eran Giggs be­lieves big ri­vals Man City will strug­gle in their first Cham­pi­ons League cam­paign.

Roberto Mancini’s men kick off against Napoli tonight and also face Bay­ern Mu­nich and Vil­lar­real in their group.

And winger Giggs has cranked up the pres­sure on United’s big ri­vals by in­sist­ing that even hard cash can’t buy ex­pe­ri­ence of jug­gling do­mes­tic foot­ball and the Cham­pi­ons League.

“City will be right up there be­cause of the qual­ity they have and the money,” said Giggs.

“They’ve been able to go out and buy so many top play­ers, but the real test is the first sea­son in the Cham­pi­ons League. Tot­ten­ham found it out to a de­gree.

“We found it tough early on to get that mix of play­ing a Cham­pi­ons League game, which takes so much out of you, and then hav­ing a hard Premier League game the fol­low­ing week­end.

“You need the squad to han­dle it, so it’ll be in­ter­est­ing to see if they can do what our­selves, Arse­nal and Chelsea have man­aged to do over the years.”

FIGHT­ING FIT: But Led­ley King needs to play 20 games this

sea­son to earn him­self a new con­tract with Tot­ten­ham

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