Fergie: O'Shea will tackle Barca

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed utility man John O'Shea will start next week's Champions League final.

The Republic of Ireland international has filled in at right-back because of injuries to Wes Brown and Gary Neville and the United manager boss said he was keen to reward the 28-year-old's unstinting service.

"He can play anywhere for me: all along the back four, midfield - he's even played in goal for a short period - and because of injuries to Gary and Wes he's been a permanent fixture," said Ferguson.

"He takes his place in Rome because he deserves it, because he is ahead of everyone now.

"He is a fantastic, top professional."

Source: Team Talk
Date Published: 20 May 2009