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Column: Alex Ferguson drinks at fountain of youth

Updated: February 14, 2013, 11:49 AM ET
Associated Press

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By JOHN LEICESTER

AP Sports Columnist

A big reason why Manchester United now have a good chance of knocking Real Madrid out of the Champions League is also a big reason why Alex Ferguson has had so much success in 26 years at the club: because in tight spots, when the need for results is acute, Ferguson has faith in young people.

Seeing potential in youthful inexperience, instead of systematically treating it as a dangerous liability, isn't a talent ...

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