Manchester United star could miss Norwich clash
Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted that Wayne Rooney may not be fit enough to play Norwich tomorrow.
Fears have been raised this week over the fitness of strikers Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie. Both withdrew from their respective international games, Rooney over an injury to his ankle, and van Persie over a thigh strain.
Sir Alex Ferguson thinks Van Persie should make the trip, but that doubts still remain over Wayne Rooney, as well as Jonny Evans. He, however, confirms Phil Jones should come back for United’s Champions League match.
“We’ve still got some doubts about Wayne and Jonny Evans. I think Robin should be fit. We’ll see what they are like today but there is a doubt,” he told Manchester United‘s official website.
“Phil Jones has been training all week. We will take him to Turkey [to play Galatasaray in the Champions League] with us. He’ll get part of it there, which is a good start for him.”
Anders Lindegaard could also be out of United’s clash with Norwich after picking up an injury in Denmark’s international friendly with Turkey last night.
The goalkeeper, who has had multiple problems with injury in the past, suffered a knock while warming up.
It is unlucky for Lindegaard, who last year had seemed to have overtaken David De Gea as United’s first choice goalkeeper before suffering ankle ligament damage. He has already had to be replaced twice in his career with Manchester United due to injury.
“The ankle has not been properly fit before now. I have had problems after I tore some ligaments and I have not been able to kick properly in 9-10 months. It is only starting to be good now,” he told Danish website DR.dk.
He has also revealed Javier Hernandez, who hugely impressed in last weekend’s Aston Villa fixture, should be starting tomorrow.
“Bringing on Chicharito [at Villa] was good for us and he should start tomorrow,” he added.