Old Trafford boss defends Stamford Bridge striker and pleads for him to be given time.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson expects Chelsea’s record signing Fernando Torres to start scoring soon.
The Spain international moved to Stamford Bridge from Liverpool in January for £50million but has struggled to settle in West London.
He has not scored in eight games and has looked a shadow of the player who used to terrorise defences all over the world.
But Ferguson expects him to hit the net soon, but hopefully not until after the Champions League quarter-final between the two clubs.
The Scot says criticism of Torres is ‘ridiculous’ and the World Cup winner just needs time to adapt to his new surroundings.
“Of course he will start scoring,” Ferguson told Gazzetta dello Sport. “I just hope he waits a little bit, at least until after the tie against us.
“When Chelsea signed him, everyone said what a great signing he was, and rightly so.
“Now everyone says that it was a mistake. Can people be more ridiculous? Of course he needs time to adapt.”