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Sir Alex hails Le Fondre

18 February 2013

United boss on Reading frontman

Sir Alex Ferguson has spoken of his admiration for Royals striker Adam Le Fondre.

Speaking to - Manchester United's manager admitted he was impressed by the striker's rise to prominence. 

"I watched Le Fondre when he was at Stockport," said Sir Alex. "It's a big jump to come from Stockport to the Premier League. You've got to give the boy credit.

"He came on at Stoke last weekend for the last 10 minutes and almost got a penalty kick and had a shot blocked. A lot of teams have got players who tend to be a good substitute like Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was, for instance, and Chicharito is another one. I think Le Fondre has done most of his scoring in the home games and he's scored late goals for them. It's been a turnaround for Brian McDermott since Christmas. It looked as if they were destined to go down but now they're rescuing games in the last few minutes. They beat Sunderland and West Brom at home and snatched a point against Chelsea after being 2-0 down with a few minutes left. So there's a bit of fight in them, you know."

Ferguson has also hinted he could make some changes to his side for the game with the Royals. Click here for more. 

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