Man Utd Injury Update: Valencia, Vidic & More…

By on December 7, 2012


Manchester United play rivals Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday and boss Sir Alex Ferguson has given an injury and team news update ahead of the game.

Ferguson gave the latest news on Nemanja Vidic, Shinji Kagawa, Nani, Tom Cleverley and Antonio Valencia. Midfielder Cleverley is out with a calf injury sustained against Cluj on Wednesday and he’s due to have a scan today to assess the extent of the problem.

Captain Vidic was pencilled in to return against Cluj in midweek but missed out and Ferguson has consequently ruled him out of this weekends action as well. Both he and midfielder Kagawa are expected back for the Sunderland game.

Wingers Nani and Valencia are also missing this Sunday and the pair will remain on the sidelines for ‘a few weeks’, according to the boss. Here is what Ferguson told Man Utd’s official website.

“On the injury front, Tom Cleverley will have a scan this morning and we’ll see what he’s like. It’s his calf, which is always a worry, but we’ll see,”

“I thought Kagawa may have done enough to make the bench on Wednesday but no, he’s well short. But I don’t think he’ll be available until the Sunderland game. Vidic has certainly been doing well in training and it suits his own confidence to play but I think the game on Sunday is a bit soon for him. I think he’ll be ready for Sunderland.

“I know we’ve got a few injuries at the moment but we’ve got a big strong squad of players. Nani and Valencia are still out. It will be a few weeks with them.”

What would your line-up be for the game on Sunday? Get involved in the comments section below.



  1. AbdullahiAbdullahi

    December 7, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    I have confident that we will come out from itihad stadium victorious or at worst a draw,but mark u if our depence did not panic

  2. Paul yakubu

    December 7, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    I no man city are one of the best theme in d world,and onbeting for that matter but i pray that man united will go there carry there three poins can somebody said amen?.

  3. Linus sunday

    December 8, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Wit d mising of star wingas in d likes of nani n valencia, i think it wil b difikult 4 us 2 hav n egde ova city, it’s likely a draw 2 united bez display if posible or we luz baze on our difensive flaws n recent blondas 4rm d las 4.

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