Sun, Jan 23, 2005 - Page 22 News List

Ferguson and Wenger to end bickering

EUROPEAN FOOTBALL Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger have traded insults since the Gunners' 49-game league unbeaten streak was ended by the Red Devils in October

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"He's criticized when he's not the best man on the pitch, but he is our captain and he will be picked for sure."

England next faces the Netherlands in a friendly on Feb. 9.

Eriksson said he was counting on Beckham's experience. Beckham turns 30 in May.

"You need those players. They have been there before and it's very important," Eriksson said.

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