Fergie - We've a strong squad
Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed Man Utd will have a strong squad for the FA Cup semi-final against City.
Last Updated: 15/04/11 12:27pm
Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed Manchester United will have a strong squad available for the FA Cup semi-final against local rivals City.
United are chasing a repeat of their 1999 Treble triumph and tackle City at Wembley on Saturday for a place in next month's FA Cup final.
Fresh from reaching the last four of the UEFA Champions League in midweek, and with a Premier League trip to Newcastle United next Tuesday, there have been suggestions Ferguson will not pick his strongest team to face City.
In-form striker Wayne Rooney is suspended for the game, while midfield duo Darren Fletcher and Owen Hargreaves remain unavailable.
However, while give nothing away regarding his starting line-up, Ferguson revealed he has plenty of options at his disposal for Saturday's showdown.
"Everyone is fit from the other night. We're missing Wayne, obviously, which is the only downside," said Ferguson.
"We've got a strong squad - our bench the other night reflected that."
Scotland international Fletcher has been out for over a month due to a virus and Ferguson feels it will be another fortnight before the midfielder is ready to make his first-team comeback.
He added: "Fletch is back in training, although he's not doing a lot.
"He's put weight back on, which is good, but he's still a couple of weeks away."