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Winning League Cup is ‘Important’ For Manchester United – Sir Alex Ferguson

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has insisted all his players want to feature in Sunday’s League Cup final against Aston Villa at Wembley and that winning the competition is important to the club.

Although the Premier League and Champions League remain the Red Devils’ priority this season, having made it to their second successive League Cup final Ferguson admitted his team do not want to go home empty-handed.

"There’s no doubt that when you go to Wembley and you approach the stadium and see your fans cheering you and urging you on that you realise how important it is,” he told the club’s official website.

“We want to win and all the players want to play in the final."

The champions beat Tottenham Hotspur in last season’s final but Sir Alex has a mixed record in the competition when it comes to finals and admitted he had made mistakes in the past.

"I've lost three League Cup finals," he explained. "The first time we lost to Sheffield Wednesday because I picked the wrong team.

"I went for a midfield that had never lost a game but I really should have played Mick Phelan in that match. We lost 1-0 to a goal from John Sheridan."

Aston Villa are the opposition this time around and as Manchester United have failed to beat them so far this season in two Premier League meetings, they will prove tough opposition.

However, Ferguson is clear he knows what his players need to do to make it an enjoyable afternoon.

"Wembley’s a big occasion that you have to enjoy," he added. "And the best way to enjoy it is to win.”