Fergie backing youngsters
By Adam Marshall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has backed his young players to shine.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has backed his young players to shine in Tuesday's Carling Cup visit to Birmingham City.
United will field a mixed team in the live Sky Sports 1 encounter, but Ferguson is keen to try out the cream of his latest youth crop, particularly Giuseppe Rossi and Gerard Pique.
"We will be making a few changes for Tuesday," Ferguson pointed out. "We will be bringing a few of the younger players into the squad.
"The younger ones can handle it. No problem.
"Games are no bother for them. They are young, fresh and fit.
"These players have plenty of attributes needed for this type of game."
Louis Saha will start if he shrugs off the bug that kept him off the bench in Saturday's win at Aston Villa while Phil Bardsley can expect another run out at full back.
Birmingham are looking to bounce back from a 4-1 hammering to Manchester City at the weekend.