Man Utd Team News & Injury Update: Moyes Gives Latest Ahead Of Newcastle Game

By on December 6, 2013

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Manchester United welcome Newcastle United to Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon looking to bounce back from Wednesday’s disappointing defeat to Everton.

The champions slipped further behind in the title race with a 1-0 loss to the Toffees so victory over the in-form Geordies this weekend will be vital in keeping alive any realistic hopes of retaining their title. However, David Moyes’ squad have been hit by injury and suspension problems in attack.

Striker Wayne Rooney will be suspended for the clash after picking up his fifth booking of the season in midweek, while we are still no clearer when Robin van Persie will return to action.

The Dutchman hasn’t featured since scoring the winner against Arsenal almost a month ago and Moyes confirmed on Thursday that the striker has no fixed comeback date. Speaking at his pre-match press conference this afternoon, the Scot offered no update on RVP, only saying that some of his injured players have a chance of featuring, while others don’t.

Midfielder Shinji Kagawa was struck down by illness after the Everton game and is now considered a doubt to face Newcastle tomorrow. Moyes said:

“Shinji’s had a sickness and was unwell after the game. I’ll need to see how he is tomorrow. He wasn’t too good after the game.

“It happens at all football clubs – you get injuries, sickness and suspensions – not just at this one. We’ve got a few injuries, like every other club in the Premier League. They’re all making progress. Some have got a chance, some don’t.” [source: FIFA]

If van Persie is once again ruled out, it leaves Moyes with limited options in attack. Javier Hernandez is expected to start while Danny Welbeck is another option the manager could turn to.

Elsewhere, Michael Carrick remains sidelined with an Achilles problem but Phil Jones returns from a one-match suspension.

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5 Comments

  1. j'boy

    December 6, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Where is Wilfred ZAHA the GOLDEN BOY…

  2. hassan j bockarie

    December 6, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    lets the scouts of man u try very hard to settle the long awaited midfield problem this january for the interest of the fans and supporters.

  3. Fidelis E.

    December 6, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    I don’t Know the Reason why Moyes sack all the staffs who worked with Alex ferguson and Replaced them with his fellow Mid-table staffs, This is Man utd, One of Biggest club in de world. Infact I don’t Expect this type of thing from this club.

  4. Emeka Nwodo

    December 7, 2013 at 8:45 am

    Moyes, you wil continue 2 be a loser until u take zaha & drop fellaini. Just do it & see d out come.zaha is a blessing while fellaini is a cause,you won’t understand. But if u insist use fellaini, newcastle wil beat u 2-0. Go to fergusion,get d secret of manu from him& u will be hpy 4 d rest of ur life.Then play with waha & januzaj beat newcastle 2-1 at old trafford, TRY ME ! MOYES.

  5. Ekpe max

    December 7, 2013 at 10:48 am

    Morye shld make use of fellani and Giggs in the mid field,otherwise morye will sink Man U into religation territory if care is not properly taken. In alternative Alex Ferguson should prepare 4 second missionary journey

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