Fergie craving more glory
Manchester United midfielder John O'Shea believes Sir Alex Ferguson is more determined than ever to lead the club to glory.
By Laura Slatcher
Last Updated: 07/11/07 4:51pm
John O'Shea believes his Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is more determined than ever to lead the club to silverware.
Ferguson celebrated 21 years as manager at Old Trafford on Tuesday, a term which has seen him secure nine Premier League titles, five FA Cup's and the UEFA Champions League in 1999.
O'Shea has witnessed Ferguson's success first hand after eight years in the first-team and has nothing but praise for the long-serving Scot.
"It is amazing for someone to be able to sustain such a hunger and desire to be the best for so long," he said.
"The manager tried to put that into every player and every squad during every year and in every team he has built.
"You know he is always going to be driving you on. That aspect of his management has always stayed the same.
"If anything, from what I have witnessed, it has got stronger and stronger. That is what he wants to continue."
The Irish international believes that the current United side have the potential to take the highest trophy in Europe once more.
"Talk comes cheap but I think we have built a platform that, with just a little bit of luck, will launch us on our way to capture this most elusive of trophies," he said.
"We have had our disappointments on the Champions League trail but, while you can never take anything for granted at this level because the competition is needle sharp, I really believe we are capable of going all the way."
O'Shea looks likely to lose his place for Manchester United's UEFA Champions League tie against Dynamo Kiev on Wednesday.
Michael Carrick and Nani are expected to be brought back into the starting line-up but O'Shea is determined to fight for his place.
He said: "You find it disappointing when you are left out but that is why you are part of such a successful team and squad.
"You have to have the determination to come into training the next day to show your stuff and take your chances when they come."