The Football Fever team feels that poor strategy on Sir Alex Ferguson's part caused Manchester United's defeat to Chelsea in the FA Cup quarter-final.A tactical misjudgment by master manager Sir Alex Ferguson contributed to Manchester United’s exit from the FA Cup at the hands of Chelsea, according to the Football Fever Podcast. After Rafa Benitez was criticised for fielding a weakened team in the loss at Southampton in the Premier League 48 hours earlier, he was vindicated when the defending FA Cup champions deservedly overcame the league leaders. Sir Alex erred by not keeping key players like Robin Van Persie fresh for the Cup tie - and playing him and others in the less important Premier League game at Sunderland.
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