Injury boost for Fergie

Sir Alex Ferguson has stated that his Manchester United squad’s injury list is getting shorter, as Nani is on the verge of returning to training.

The Portuguese winger has missed the Red Devils’ last three games, but the Scottish coach has revealed that he, and Phil Jones, are improving.

“There are no problems with injuries,” he told the club’s official website.

“It’s much better now. There was Jones getting that bout of ‘flu but he’s back. Jones was actually back on Friday but we didn’t risk him on Sunday. He’ll be available.

“So they’re all training apart from Nani, who should not be far away and might start training this week, while Anderson and Michael Owen are the only other ones out.

“Nemanja Vidic and Darren Fletcher are obviously still long term,” he concluded.

United will look to stretch their lead at the top of the Premier League when they face Fulham on Monday night.

By Gareth McKnight