London, Dec. 8 (ANI): Manchester United's injury woes have forced Alex Ferguson to resort to his own boss's 19-year-old son.
United CEO David Gill's son, Oliver - a full-back or centre-back - signed a professional contract in 2008 after spending six years at club's academy.
Fergie, who has 13 regulars out for the Champions League clash, insisted that he was not showing favouritism.
"If he's good enough, he plays. That's the name of the game. My son Darren played for me for four or five years. He was treated the same as any other player and Oliver will be treated the same way," The Sun quoted Ferguson, as saying.
Gill reckons that most people at Old Trafford do not link him with his powerful dad.
"Nobody takes any notice of my relationship to my dad. I've been in the academy for six years and most people have simply forgotten. It's just not the way Manchester United do things," he said.
"I really want to give football my best shot. I am good enough to have a professional career at some level. Ideally that would be with Manchester United but realistically the competition is very strong and few players from the academy make it into one of the world's top club sides." (ANI)