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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