Friday, December 23, 2011

Injury Boost for United

Manchester Untied have been sweating over the fitness of Phil Jones over the last couple of days since he had to be brought off in the 5-0 win at Fulham, in the stanjames betting special, due to a an elbow in the face by Clint Dempsey. Fortunately for United though, the injury is not as bad as first feared with the United medical team fearing he may have fractured his cheekbone, but the 19 year old will be back in time for the boxing day fixture with Wigan and Man United are clear favourites to pick up all 3 points with stan james betting
It's great news or United who are already without Nemanja Vidic for the rest of the season, Rio Ferdinand for the next couple of weeks who is suffering from and ankle injury, and the Da Silva twins are also both out for extended spells. That is just in the defense where Jones started the game on Wednesday night but, he has also played a leading role in the midfield of United, and so he would have been a great miss to the team.

On the downside for United however, Phil Jones' replacement on Wednesday Ashely Young will miss
will miss the festive period after picking up a knee injury at Craven Cottage following a tackle by Dickson Etuhu.

Alex Ferguson said;

"It's not so good for Ashley Young, He'll be out for a few weeks. Ashley was tripped as he went into the next tackle. He wasn't positioned to go into that next tackle - he was half falling at the time.
"The second tackle was a hard tackle - not a bad tackle - it was just the way he went into Ashley. He's taken a real clump and has a knee injury that will keep him out for a few weeks."
United have been forced to deal with a crippling injury list in recent weeks, but Ferguson believes they have coped well at losing a number of key players.
"As we get one back, we're losing one," continued Ferguson. "It's not an easy spell for us. We just have to get on with it. The squad has handled the situation quite well."

It will certainly be a huge test for them over the christmas period as they look to keep the pressure on their rivals Manchester City who lead them by 2 points!

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