Fergie Confirms Valencia Ruled Out For 4 Weeks

By on February 17, 2012


Manchester United’s 0 – 2 win against Ajax in the Europa League first leg knock out round came at a price. Just how heavy a price remains to be seen, but according to Sir Alex Ferguson, his in form Ecuadorian winger Antonio Valencia, who started the move which led to the second goal, will be out of action for four weeks. Speaking about Valencia, Ferguson said on Sky Sports News:

“He has a hamstring injury unfortunately,”

“It will be four weeks. It is a bad blow for us.”

It is typical of Manchester United’s luck this season with injuries that the 26 year-old, who has been in fantastic form this season, with his strong, penetrating runs down the wings and coming inside, would pick up an injury to disrupt that form.

However, several players did return from absences to gather some much needed playing time and European experience. Tom Cleverley and Phil Jones both started, with the former coming off early in the second half and the latter completing the whole 90 minutes, whilst Chris Smalling spent the game on the bench after returning from injury.

Thanks to DBSfootball for submitting this guest post


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  1. Amarachi Iheanacho

    February 23, 2012 at 8:08 am


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