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Man Utd Injury Update: Rafael, Kagawa, Vidic & More…

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


Manchester United play Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday afternoon looking to maintain their advantage at the top of the table.

Boss Sir Alex Ferguson has given an injury and team news update ahead of the game, with the latest on Rafael, Nemanja Vidic, Shinji Kagawa, Jonny Evans and Nani.

Brazilian right-back Rafael has been ruled out of the trip after failing to recover from the hamstring injury that kept him out of last weeks 3-1 win over Sunderland, but Evans returns from a groin injury picked up against Manchester City two weeks ago.

Centre-back Vidic is back in contention after making a late substitute appearance against the Black Cats last weekend but he’s likely to have to make-do with a place on the bench again this weekend.

Portuguese winger Nani remains on the sidelines with a hamstring strain while Kagawa is closing in on a comeback and is due to resume first team training on Monday. Here is what Sir Alex told United’s official website.

“Jonny has had one or two injuries but hopefully they’re behind him now,”

“He’s fit for Sunday, while Kagawa takes training with the first team on Monday.”

“Vida is doing great in training, it’s just a matter of picking the time to bring him back. It gives me options with Smalling, Jones, Ferdinand, Evans. It’s very good, and better for us. Rafa won’t make Sunday’s game as he’s still out with a hamstring. Nani is still injured. Apart from those players, we’re all right.”

We’ll have a full match preview for United’s game against Swansea up on the site shortly, what would your starting line-up be now you’ve heard the team news? Get involved in the comments section.



  1. Michael

    December 21, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    We always have problem at the back and since Vida will start frm bench am foreseeing at the left flank Evra,Evans,Fedinand,Jones

  2. gabriel maghibo

    December 21, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    danny welbeck, young,valencia,clevery,carrick,they all not creative players.
    nani,kagawa,RVP,vidic,smalling,raphael, these are talented players.
    man u score goals coz
    3.sir alex
    we need talentetdplayer out of england,only rooney,scoles and wilshere needed in england team first team.sir alex plz provide chance to young player out of england to show you how they can take to the first team.
    man is big team other player lk carrick,fletcher,Rio,valencia,danny welbeck let them go they ncan not get chance now even to newcastle first team.

  3. gabriel maghibo

    December 21, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    trust young players like king,heriquez,powell,vermiji,brady and lingard.
    heriquez can perfom better than welbeck
    king&brady can perfom better than valencia or young.
    powell&petrucior lingard can perfom than carrick and fletcher
    vermij can perfom better than fednand or evance
    do not wait to send them on loan start know to give these player chances, look team like Barcelona they provide chance to young player while man u wait until capital cup .
    now we want to sell nani but am sure valencia will follow the same way.

    • ????

      December 21, 2012 at 5:29 pm

      How the f*ck can you say valencia,young and cleverly aren,t creative players or good players your off your head.Do you actually watch united?

      Valencia united player of the season last season.

  4. AbdullahiAbdullahi

    December 21, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    If there is one player i dont went to leave,is nani,he is the most skilfull players in our squad,far better than valencia & young

  5. N3m4nj4

    December 21, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Nemanja is da best!

  6. abdallah

    December 21, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    We ned kaka 2add some creativity

  7. Richard reus

    December 22, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    U know guy valencia & bale are the best epl wingers now and cleverley is as clever as his name and also tanks 2 rafael,young,fletcher, know if dere is someone live utd 4 good & not even loan it lindergard our last choice keeper..i made a research and observed henriguez is better than welbeck & powell is even better than scholes.but u know they are both 18 yrs & powell even turns 18 yrs on 29 it a matter of time.pls

  8. kastirio

    December 24, 2012 at 8:32 am

    i want updates of football news,,,injuries,,,,and players fit for different matches

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