Reds stick with current pitch

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Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that the club have rejected the option to relay the Old Trafford pitch.

The turf has been cutting up in recent weeks and the United boss revealed his concern after the Reds' 2-0 win over Charlton earlier this month.

However, after much deliberation and discussion with groundsman Tony Sinclair, the club have decided to shelve relaying plans.

"David Gill, myself and the groundsman had a long look at the pitch on Wednesday morning after we got back from Lille," explained the United boss. "We had to make a decision about whether or not we should relay it.

"It's a difficult one because relaying a pitch doesn't always work, and doing that can sometimes be as big a problem than keeping the original.

"We feel by the time our next home game against Lille comes round things will have improved. So we've decided to stick with ours," he added.

"The weather is getting better, it's a bit milder and there is some growth in the grass at the moment, so hopefully we get enough back to ensure we have a comfortable pitch to play on."

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