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Man Utd Injury & Team News Update: Ferdinand, Anderson, Rafael & More…

By on March 14, 2012
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Ferdinand - Will start against Bilbao

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has given an injury update and the latest team news ahead of tomorrow nights Europa League second leg against Athletic Bilbao.

The Scot confirmed to ManUtd.com that Rio Ferdinand will start against the Spaniards, but Chris Smalling is only likely to be fit enough to make the bench, while Phil Jones hasn’t travelled due to a flu bug.

Fergie also suggested Rafael Da Silva will start at right back and Jonny Evans will start alongside Ferdinand at the heart of United’s defence.

However, their was some bad news on the fitness of midfielder Anderson, who has been ruled out for between four and five weeks with a hamstring injury. Here is what Ferguson told Manutd.com about the Anderson blow:

“Jones went down with ‘flu yesterday,” said Sir Alex. “Ando could be out for four or five weeks due to his hamstring. Some hamstrings are relatively straightforward but we have to wait and see how he is in the next week or so to get a better idea of where we stand with him [in terms of recovery].”

Anderson really can’t catch a break can he? He’s only recently returned from injury and struggled to force his way into Fergie’s first team plans, and now he’s picked up another problem that will keep him on the sidelines for over a month.

Hopefully he’ll come back stronger as he clearly has the talent to succeed at Old Trafford, but just hasn’t been able to get his United career going.

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5 Comments

  1. ODUSANYA OLUWASEYI

    March 14, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    let fadiland play tomorrow

  2. Evwro Peter

    March 15, 2012 at 4:30 am

    With no doubt whenever Ferdinand is not playing,we fumble at d back,but i will like 2 see a 3 man midfield comprising Cleverly,Carrick and Pogba or Paul Scholes,at d attack we can start with Rooney,Young and Welbeck

  3. baystar

    March 15, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    with determination the guys are good to go man utdlyf

  4. baystar

    March 15, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    let d guys duouble their efforts

  5. Sunday james

    March 20, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Wen ferdinand ws in d defence it so gud

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