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United’s Nani sidelined for three weeks

by admin on Суббота, Март 12th, 2011

Manchester United FC will host Olympique de Marseille in the round of 16 second leg without Nani after the club confirmed the winger will be out for three weeks with a leg injury.


Manchester United FC will be without Nani for three weeks as a result of the leg injury the winger sustained against Liverpool FC last weekend.

The Portuguese international, 24, was carried from the Anfield pitch with a gash to his left leg following a tackle by Jamie Carragher during the first half of the Red Devils’ 3-1 defeat. «The swelling has gone down a great deal, which is good news, but to give you a date for when he is coming back is very difficult to say,» said United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

«On the plus side, we’ve got a two-week international break from next Saturday, so he’ll be ready for the return after that obviously, that’s for sure.»

Sir Alex also confirmed that Rio Ferdinand (calf) and Park Ji-Sung (hamstring) are still some way off a return, although winger Antonio Valencia is nearing a comeback having been sidelined since mid-September with a dislocated and fractured left ankle. «It is deciding when we can put him into the cut and thrust of a game,» added Sir Alex.

United and Olympique de Marseille are level at 0-0 going into the second leg of their UEFA Champions League round of 16 tie at Old Trafford on Tuesday.

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