Fergie's warning over Saha
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Sir Alex Ferguson will be monitoring France's handling of Louis Saha.
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has warned France that he will not accept it if they opt to field Louis Saha against Scotland if he is not fully fit and has insisted that Ryan Giggs will not be available for Wales.
Saha sat out Sunday's win over Newcastle with slight hamstring and groin strains, but the Scot expects France coach Raymond Domenech to call him up for the European Championship qualifier with his home nation.
Ferguson will not object to Saha reporting for international duty, despite questioning France's selection policy, but will be keeping a close eye on the situation.
"Louis Saha has got an injury and we will report that to France," Ferguson told Sky Sports News. "France never give you any leeway, they will call a player up even if his leg is hanging off.
"We just have to hope that they see common sense. He has two injuries, a hamstring and a groin injury and we will report that to them and hope we get some common sense.
"I don't mind if he is fit, he can play. But if he is not fit he shouldn't be training or playing."
Ferguson has informed Wales that Giggs will not report due to a hamstring injury.
"I have read that Wales wanted to call him up and include him in the squad, but that is impossible," stated Ferguson. "He is not fit, it's as simple as that."
Wales boss John Toshack has opted to draft in inexperienced cover for the qualifiers with Slovakia and Cyprus.
MK Dons defender Craig Morgan has been brought in to replace Robert Page after he opted to retire from international football, while Arron Davies has been added to the squad after some eyecatching displays on the wing for Yeovil.