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29/03/2013 18:55, Report by Adam Marshall

Reds prepare for double header

Sir Alex Ferguson admits United have put a lot of thought into keeping the squad fresh for the taxing Easter holiday fixtures at Sunderland and Chelsea.

The Reds will fly back from the North-East before making the journey to London after laying on private jets to ferry some of the international stars home from various exotic locations in midweek.

"I think you have to do exactly what you have to do in terms of getting the energy back into their bodies," revealed the boss to MUTV.

"We're flying back from the game and that helps a good bit. Rather than sitting on a coach for two or three hours, we should be back within an hour from Newcastle Airport. We've put a lot of thought into it to make sure we're ready for the game against Chelsea. 

"I always believe winning is a good habit to have, to try and keep the momentum going, so obviously we'll play a strong side at Sunderland and Monday will have to look after itself.

"There will be changes for Monday but, at the moment, we're going to play a strong side against Sunderland and see where it takes us."

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