17/05/2013 10:00, Report by Mark Froggatt

Boss eyes one last win

Sir Alex Ferguson is determined to win his final match as Manchester United manager - but admits he will make changes for this weekend’s trip to West Brom in the Barclays Premier League.

The boss is set to retire following Sunday’s match at The Hawthorns, his 1500th in charge of the Reds, and wants to walk away with another three points having already beaten Swansea City on his final outing at Old Trafford last weekend.

However, despite wanting to win, Sir Alex says he will field a “younger” team against the Baggies, particularly in defence where he plans to start blossoming duo Jonny Evans and Phil Jones.

“1500 games – it’s incredible,” the boss told reporters during his final press conference at Carrington on Friday. “West Brom have done fantastically, every team wants to win their last home game and obviously I want to win this one more than last week's even.

“I don't have any injury problems. I'll make a few changes - maybe a few younger players will play.

“Anders (Lindegaard) will be in goal. I don't have Rafael so I need to make a decision about right-back. I want to play Jones and Evans at centre-back - they could be the future. Rio (Ferdinand) and (Nemanja) Vidic will have to have a place on the bench! I'm looking forward to it. It’s going to be great.”

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