Jan 16

United dealt fresh injury blow

Tag: Manchester United News @ 8:40 am

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailWe can never have enough bad news, or so it seems.

What’s certain is that among their ineptitude and poor form this season, United have also been desperately unlucky on the injury front, with players dropping like flies, left, right and centre and unfortunately for David Moyes, things are going to get worse before they get better.

The United manager gave his players a day off yesterday, but when he returns to training today he’ll be greeted with the news that Wayne Rooney could be out for another three weeks with a groin injury, which means he’ll miss Sunday’s trip to Stamford Bridge as well as Wednesday’s second leg of the Capital One Cup semifinal.

Rooney flew off to Egypt with his family and one of United’s fitness specialists last week in a bid to accelerate his recovery from an abductor problem he suffered after playing whilst carrying an injury and his prolonged absence could dent United’s slim hopes of clinching a Champions League spot, given that Robin Van Persie’s return date still appears to be unknown.

Were the diagnosis to be correct, and there’s nothing that suggests otherwise, Rooney will also miss Premier League games against Cardiff City on January 28th and away at Stoke on February 1st but should be back for the Fulham game at Old Trafford nine days later.

At Everton, David Moyes’ teams always enjoyed a strong second half of the season, often rallying in the last few months of the campaign after a slow start, but even that might not be enough for United to clinch a Champions League spot this season, given how stretched Moyes’ squad is at the moment.

United will travel to London on Sunday without Rooney, Van Persie, Rio Ferdinand, Nani, Marouane Fellaini and – possibly – Jonny Evans and Phil Jones.

Bad news, indeed.

Dan


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7 Responses to “United dealt fresh injury blow”

  • Andrija Djuranovic

    Adam Lallana wants to go from Southampton, costs 15 million, act now and we can have one player more even for Chelsea game. Not to mention that he is good, dynamic midfielder-exactly the sort we need.

    Wishful thinking, of course :(

    • @Andrija Djuranovic: I’m not too sure about Lallana, but I’d like to see us going after Schneiderlin and Ward-Prowse. Both should be available for relatively small fees and both are the sort of young, hungry, quality players we should be going after if we can’t compete for world class players.

      • @Dan: Those players are not different from Cleverly mate…there’s no point replacing like for like. We need something different. We need a spark!

        • We need a spark, I agree. However, I think Schneiderlin could do a much better job than Cleverley (he already has done for Southampton over the last two seasons) and if we’re not prepared to go all in for top targets, than we might as well target players that are not established stars as yet and develop them.

      • @Dan: Ward-Prowse??? Really? Where did this come from?

        OH, I know, FOOTBALL MANAGER

        • He’s only 18 and has done really well for Southampton this season as well as for England U21, he’s a good passer of the ball and can play pretty much anywhere in midfield.Obviously I’m not advocating that we should sign him expecting him to be the solution to all of our problems, I’m merely suggesting that he looks like an excellent player for the future.

          But, obviously, we can only talk about the likes of Gundogan, Fabregas, Pogba and Vidal. Because, these days, people who suggest something slightly different from the usual spoon-fed rumours are lunatics. There I was, thinking that watching football would be a good mean to formulate opinions.

        • @Warzycha: Our problem is not creativity. We do have creative players. Rooney, RvP, Januzaj, Kagawa and even Carrick and Nani can be considered creative, especially if we stop playing the 442, with old tactics.

          We mostly need is A TACTICAL MONSTER who can run box to box without leaving huge gaps between the lines. Song? Mario Suarez? Look at the difference when a not so skillful player feels the CM position. I’m talking about Jones. He does make the difference with running, marking, tactial awareness.

          After we get a player like this one, then we can consider replacing Carrick, or give fcking Fellaini the time to adapt his play. Cause Carrick is slow… veeeeery slow.

          Of course I like the guy from Southampton and I know they ‘ve got a really hard-working midfield, but it’s not just Ward-Prowse. The whole midfield works hard so a fine youngster like him can show his talents.

          PS: As I said in another post : Use Januzaj, Rooney, Kagawa and Rvp in the same formation as the last 4 players (4231) and all of a sudden you ‘ve got creativity.

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