Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Boro Won't Sue in Weakened Reds Row; Boro Deny Sue Claim over 'Weak' Reds Side

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Boro Won't Sue in Weakened Reds Row; Boro Deny Sue Claim over 'Weak' Reds Side

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Byline: ERIC PAYLOR

BORO will NOT be suing Manchester United should Sir Alex Ferguson field a weakened side at Hull City on Sunday.

There were reports today that all three North-east clubs, Boro, Newcastle and Sunderland, have threatened legal action should United turn out a bunch of kids in the crunch clash..

Boro need United to crush Hull if they are to retain any chance of staying in the Premier League.

But Boro have accepted that United can field any team of professionals they wish for this final league fixture - which comes just a few days before United play in the Champions League final.

The Sun newspaper is forecasting that the United side could be: Ben Amos; Richard Eckersley, James Chester, Johnny Evans, Fabio; Nani, Darron Gibson, Darren Fletcher, Zoran Tosic; Federico Macheda, Danny Welbeck.

Not too many household names there, save arguably for Fletcher, Nani and the teenager Macheda. Fletcher misses the Champions League final because of suspension, while the other ten are not expected to take any part in the big match. Fergie has already admitted that he will utilise the full depth of his squad when picking his side to face Hull. He said: "This is the best squad I have ever had. I could have picked two teams and I will be picking a team on Sunday which will reflects that. "I have a fantastic squad of about 28 or 29 players to choose from with the introduction of Macheda, Welbeck, Possebon and the Da Silva twins. "I know they're young but they're very good players. I'm as confident for the final as I possibly can be because we've won the league so we'll be going to Rome with a fresh team.

" Boro are hoping that United's young line-up can still beat Hull by a convincing margin, because Gareth Southgate's men must overturn a five-goal difference on the Tigers if they are to have any chance of staying up. …

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