English Premiership

Man United take to the skies

2013-03-16 20:40
Alex Ferguson (AFP)

Manchester - High-flying Manchester United are taking to the skies in the bid to clinch the title in rapid style.

United manager Alex Ferguson has revealed his club are to hire a fleet of private jets to fly their superstars back from their forthcoming international duty in time for the Premier League leaders' next league clash at Sunderland in two weeks.

Ferguson is worried the likes of Antonio Valencia, Javier Hernandez and Shinji Kagawa will be drained by having to fly halfway across the world after playing for their countries.

And, even though the title looks in the bag after second placed Manchester City's 2-0 loss at Everton on Saturday, Ferguson is splashing the cash on private jets to get his players home in comfort.

"We're making arrangements just now for some players to fly home by private hired jet after their matches to make sure they get home as quickly and smoothly as possible," Ferguson wrote in his programme notes for Saturday's clash with Reading.

"Tiredness is a great leveller but we'll do our utmost to make sure we field the freshest possible teams.

"Private planes are going to cost the club an awful lot of money, but it is something we feel we have to do."

Mexico striker Hernandez and Ecuador winger Valencia will both have to fly back from South America, while Kagawa has to travel to Doha with Japan for a friendly against Canada.

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