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United prepare for Shalke 04 with one eye on Chelsea

United prepare for Shalke 04 with one eye on Chelsea
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Manchester United look set to ring the changes ahead of their Champions League semi-final second leg against Shalke 04 at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils take a 2-0 lead into the match with one eye on the potential championship decider against Chelsea on Sunday.

Ferguson needs to select a side strong enough to take the club to the final at Wembley on May 28th.

Yet, still have fresh legs for Sunday’s crucial encounter.

So Dimitar Berbatov and Michael Owen will play up front, with Paul Scholes back returning in midfield.

United boss Sir Alex Ferguson:

“Shalke 04 have nothing to lose and I think that is the message they will be given by their coach. I am sure of that , I think they will have a go, they will try to win the match, there is nothing else thy can do.

Shalke 04 need goals, but United have conceded only three goals in 11 champions league matches.

Defender Christoph Metzelder said that his side must be more aggressive and compact in the middle of the field.

There is always Raul a thorn in United’s side from his Real Madrid days.

One thing is certain An early goal for the Germans will really set the United nerves on edge.

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