Last updated : 23 January 2003 By Editor
Fergie speaking about the four-year gap between Cup Finals:

"That is too long for us, and we are delighted. We have always looked at the
League Cup as an extra to blood young players, but the format now has
encouraged teams to have a go. Teams in Europe get a bye to the third
round, then we got two home draws and that encouraged us to go for it."

And bring on the Scousers:

"We've played Liverpool once in Cardiff - in the Charity Shield - and lost so I
hope this time it will be a different result. But Liverpool-Manchester United
games are always fantastic. You can't dismiss the magnitude of games like
that, it doesn't matter if we were playing them at tiddlywinks it would still be a
great competition. It will be a great final."