Fergie - Saha a big bonus
United boss hopes striker can now stay fit
Last Updated: February 26, 2008 12:30pm
Saha: Can he now stay fit?
Sir Alex Ferguson feels Louis Saha's return from injury is a 'big bonus' for Manchester United's title challenge.
The injury-plagued striker appeared as a substitute against Arsenal in the FA Cup earlier this month after several weeks on the sidelines.
He then came off the bench to score his first goal of 2008 by wrapping up the Premier League champions' 5-1 win at Newcastle United at the weekend.
Saha's availability increases United's attacking options and Ferguson is delighted to have the France international back in his plans.
The Red Devils manager also hopes Saha, and the rest of his squad, can steer clear of injuries during the title run-in.
"Louis Saha coming back is a big bonus for us," Ferguson told MUTV.
"He gives us strength and penetration, and is different to everyone else. It was good that Louis has come back and scored.
"You've got to understand what the run-in is like. It's tense. Points will be dropped. You saw last season, we had some real nail-biters.
"We've got players coming back that are helping. That's the important thing. We have got a good, strong squad.
"Everyone is fit at the moment, and hopefully we can keep them that way."