Bad news for Tom Cleverley

by Sam Peoples

“Tom Cleverley has a calf injury so we’ll have to see what he’s like.” Sir Alex Ferguson

Tom Cleverley was replaced before half time by Paul Scholes after pulling up with an injury and Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed after the game that it was a calf injury.

“We’ll assess Tom in the morning. He felt his calf a little but it’s not good news. We’ll see what he’s like tomorrow,” Sir Alex confirmed.

According to Physioroom, first degree calf muscle strains should be rested from strenuous activities for 3 weeks, second degree strains for 4 to 6 weeks and third degree strains for 3 months.

So Cleverley will more than likely be out of Sunday’s game against Manchester City. Fantastic news. With Anderson already sidelined, it means we are down to Carrick, Fletcher and Scholes as our only natural central midfielders.

If Yaya Toure isn’t going to have a field day again, we are more than likely going to have to play Jones or Rooney in midfield to add some energy because we can’t afford to be pedestrian at the Etihad and let Manchester City control the middle.

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ChrisW 12/06/2012 - 21:23

Cleverly and Anderson are our two best midfielders but they are also hopelessly injury prone. Sadly we just can’t rely on them. Basically we need to buy a new midfield.

agibu jalloh 12/06/2012 - 21:18

i’am afraid we might lose 2city again,cos believe saf will start gigs in on sunday

Auwal Hassan 12/06/2012 - 20:33

I’m happy becouse fergie know how to end city live

YA'U ABDULLAHI YAYARI 12/06/2012 - 16:39

SAF should buy creative midfielder in january or mancity to……

gbenga 12/06/2012 - 15:26

Ferguson wants to stain himself by what his doing to man u midfield.he called scholse back simply because of midfield problem,and since then no any plan to get creative midfielders.only parading inexperience carrick as number one midfielder,i dont know what is between Ferguson and carrick.we fans, we dont want carrick anymore.

Femi 12/06/2012 - 14:01

Fergie is going wlt giggs.otherwise tins wl remain dsam 4 united.

Bentip 12/06/2012 - 12:30

Sir Alex will spring every one a surprise come Sunday. City will not beat us on Sunday.

Phil Isaac 12/06/2012 - 07:30

It seems something is wrong with these two boys. Last year they didn’t make it to the derby game. This year again they are now injured just a week before d derby. I was expecting Anderson to run that midfield for us on that derby game. Gosh.!! They are now injured, bad.!! I will like rooney and fletcher to take that midfield and RVP with welbeck, to start upfront. Then chicharito should come in for welbeck when he is tired.

Tony Ace 12/06/2012 - 07:25

indeed i am afraid we might lose this one again! without the likes of Tom and Ando, we have no driving force in the middlefield.

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witty 12/05/2012 - 22:55

Bad timing, it was Ando during the weekend, now it’s cleverly, this two got somfin in common. I think we should go for wesley in january. Average game today, old traffoRd is no longer the fortress other clubs feared to come. Giggs is way past his bed time, he should be off come end of season.

Craig 12/05/2012 - 22:18

Rooney was awful again!! We need a new number 10!

As for the midfield giggs was past it 2 years ago. His passing Has been awful and his defending woeful. Scholes is fantastic what would we do without him?

Chico had a quiet game and Welbeck showed some spark but again lacked the finishing touch and desire to win the game. Buttner and jones were outstanding tonight I just don’t know why the other players can show the same desire as these two did tonight. It it was Chelsea the manager would be sacked. For me and as for man united the players need the boot in January. Rooney for 1 as he has not shown his class from 2 seasons ago, nani, Welbeck, kiko and giggs. Giggs should retire in January end of story.


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