Man Utd Injury & Team News Update: Rooney, Nani & Jones

By on January 4, 2013

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Manchester United take on West Ham at Upton Park on Saturday evening in the 3rd round of the FA Cup.

Speaking at his weekly press conference ahead of the game, United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has given a team and injury news update with the latest on Wayne Rooney, Nani, Phil Jones and Darren Fletcher.

Speaking to ManUtd.com, Ferguson revealed there is bad news concerning the fitness of  Rooney with the striker set to miss another two weeks with a knee injury picked up in training on Christmas Day. Rooney will therefore miss the West Ham game as well as next weeks Premier League clash against Liverpool.

Fergie told the clubs official website:

“Wayne’s still injured, and it looks like going to be out another two weeks or so “

“It’s a surprise as he was meant to be back training now. So he’ll be out for longer than we thought and I don’t think he will be fit for the Liverpool match.

“The injury is nothing serious. He just got clipped behind his knee. Nothing shows in the scan but he’s still feeling it. Hopefully in two weeks it’ll be sorted but nonetheless it’s a loss.”

There is better news on winger Nani who has been missing for several weeks through injury with Fergie confirming he’s due to return to training today [Friday] and defender Phil Jones is also back and in contention to feature this weekend against the Hammers.

Darren Fletcher’s inclusion however, may depend on the state of West Ham’s pitch with Ferguson claiming the heavy winter pitches don’t suit the Scottish midfielder.

“The ground has been really heavy recently and I don’t think the pitches have suited him [Fletcher]. I’ve explained that to him.

“But we’re in good shape now with good options. We’ve utilised the squad very well in the last few weeks.”

What would your starting eleven be for this weekends game? Get involved in the comments section below.

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26 Comments

  1. Kenzlove

    January 4, 2013 at 10:47 am

    Johnstone, vermilj, smalling, vidic, buttner, tunnicliffe, scholes, giggs, valencia, welbeck, chicharito

  2. nanee ernest

    January 4, 2013 at 10:52 am

    Rooney injury is a great lost mostly the game btw united nd liverpool,nani wil boost up d team

  3. collins mbah

    January 4, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    Well come back Nani.we miss you a lot.

  4. collins mbah

    January 4, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    Most of time i dn,t relly believe saf because he is dribler.donot be suprise to rooney playing against liverpool

  5. Totti

    January 4, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    Wouldn’t be surprised if Utd get beat by the Irons especially when their prodigal son returns. Joe Cole will play his heart out for them.

  6. Zack

    January 4, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Great news!nani back in training hop we wil b seeing u soon.

  7. Gift Ligomeka

    January 4, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Nani is good,just encourage & tell him his mistake iremember well his fantastic contribution last season.

  8. Gift Ligomeka

    January 4, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Nani is good,just encourage & tell him his mistakes, iremember well his fantastic contribution last season.

  9. Adegbehin Adejuwon.

    January 5, 2013 at 4:13 am

    Thank God for the Nani return.We have hope in him.
    Nani go ahead dribbled them show them u are capable to lift the trophy.

  10. Ali Abshir

    January 5, 2013 at 4:15 am

    United need to improve on their playing style no matter they are winning the games. We need an eye catching game like how Barcelona.

  11. Gerald williams

    January 5, 2013 at 4:42 am

    Thank God Nani is back, Saf just caution him on his mistake.help him out. Wayne should work on his fitness before returning fully.

  12. unitedman

    January 5, 2013 at 5:09 am

    NANI17 is back! hope to see him in action soon.. Mis those conter attacks by him!

  13. unitedman

    January 5, 2013 at 5:13 am

    we need NaNi fit and strong especially for the game against Real Madrid! he is our key! so SAF should give him confidence and game time soon!

  14. ben njovu

    January 5, 2013 at 5:47 am

    thank God nani is back what of ando?

  15. Mwale

    January 5, 2013 at 6:48 am

    Nani is a wow,an exceptional talent.wel cum bek

  16. adekola adeyemi

    January 5, 2013 at 7:45 am

    Its a good news for nani coming back cos of liverpool match

    • abdul

      January 8, 2013 at 4:01 pm

      Winger Nani, does it mean he will be ready for the sunday’s match against liverpool?

  17. pv

    January 5, 2013 at 7:53 am

    ando is already back in training :D

    fergie should dump valencia for now and bring back nani. AV cant cope with the no.7 pressure… NANI on the other hand is amazing when hes on form. He had injury issues earlier but i just hope he comes back fit and strong and bring back that flair united have missed. nani on the right kagawa left till wazza comes back

    • abdul

      January 8, 2013 at 4:03 pm

      That is absolutely right at the moment we need winger nani instead of valencia

  18. prince

    January 5, 2013 at 8:07 am

    ben amos,smalling,vidic,buttner,mickel kean,turniclef,paul schools,jose lingard,nani,welback,giggs

  19. Maxwelljullah

    January 5, 2013 at 8:27 am

    I’m so glad 2 hear Luis nani z back..u r wel come

  20. muhammad

    January 5, 2013 at 9:41 am

    Amos,Jones,Smallin,Ferdinand,Buttner,young,Cleverly,Powell,Kagawa,Welbeck,Chicharito

  21. Amadi Chuks

    January 6, 2013 at 9:09 am

    Can’t wait 2 see my wonder kid back!LUIS NANI

  22. ultra

    January 6, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    The great playmaker is backz! What a news am just happy the flop v7 would rest and learn n17 is absolute talent.

  23. Msakwa freeman

    January 8, 2013 at 5:42 am

    Well cum back louis,we need him especially for the madrid clash coz he got the necessary dribbling

  24. abdul

    January 8, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Winger Nani, does it mean he will be ready for the sunday’s match against liverpool?

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