Speaking at the pre match press conference this morning ahead of Sunday’s match against the in form Swansea, Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed the latest team news.
Team news: “Rafael is still out with a hamstring injury, Nani is still injured. Vidic might not be ready to start. Evans is fit and Kagawa takes training with the first team on Monday. Vidic 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 and Evans.”
On Jonny Evans’ new contract: “We’re very happy. It’s keeping with our normal policy of players getting into their second last-year of their contract. We’re delighted. He’s had a fantastic career for us and is progressing all the time. He had one or two injury situations but hopefully they’re behind him now.”
On Swansea: “You’ve seen the results they have had and the progress they have made as a football club over the last years. The important thing for me is they try to play and have the courage to play their football, which is good.”
On the festive fixture list: “This time of year, all the games are challenges and they come thick and fast now up to the cup tie on 5 January. Utilising the squad will be important, as will picking the right team, but hopefully we can get through it and be in the same position as we are now.”