Man Utd Team & Injury News: Moyes Gives Latest On RVP, Vidic, Ferdinand & More
Manchester United are in the capital this weekend to take on Fulham at Craven Cottage looking to close the gap on the top four. Here’s the latest team news.
Manchester United are in the capital this weekend to take on Fulham at Craven Cottage looking to close the gap on the top four.
Ahead of the game, boss David Moyes has been speaking to the media at his pre-match press conference and gave ManUtd.com a team news and injury update with the latest on the fitness of Robin van Persie, Nemanja Vidic, Rio Ferdinand and Danny Welbeck.
Van Persie has been hampered by niggling injuries in recent weeks and sat out Tuesday’s 4-0 win over Norwich in the Capital One Cup. However, Moyes has confirmed today that the Dutchman has trained well this week and should be in contention on Saturday.
Defenders Vidic and Ferdinand have both been missing in recent weeks due to injury but started in midweek and showed no ill-effects of playing the full ninety minutes, so Moyes is confident the pair could feature against Fulham.
Welbeck on the other hand has been struggling to overcome a troublesome knee injury and although he’s returned to training this week, the attacker won’t be travelling with the rest of the squad to London.
Moyes told the clubs official website:
“I think both (Vidic and Ferdinand) are very close to full fitness,” Moyes said. “They showed that in midweek when playing Premier League opposition. They both played for 90 minutes so I can’t see any reason why they wouldn’t be ready to be selected or involved.
“Van Persie has been fine. He’s trained well and worked quite well this week so hopefully he will be okay. Welbeck has had a bit of fluid on his knee. He’s trained for a few days this week so he’s certainly getting much closer to match fitness but won’t travel to Fulham this weekend.”
United head into the weekend action sitting eighth in the Premier League table after last weekends 3-2 comeback win over Stoke City, so Moyes will be hoping to make it four wins on the bounce to close the gap on the top four.
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