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Evra Out - It Wasn't The Perfect Weekend

Benitez lost his mind and demonstrated it in public; Liverpool played a stinker and drew 0-0 at Stoke with the share of the spoils actually flattering them; United destroyed Chelsea 3-0 at Old Trafford. You just had to feel this weekend was too good to be true.

Well, nothing's ever perfect in life. Patrice Evra who returned to the side after serving a four-match ban, immediately sustained an injury after delivering a brilliant cross for Wayne Rooney who scored United's second. The majestic left-back will be out of action for at least three weeks.

'It's a blow,' Fergie said and it's quite an understatement.

'He just went over on his foot and damaged the ligament in the bottom of his foot - it was so simple really.

'We're trying to get the swelling down at the moment and there's a lot of blood in there which needs to be cleared up. That will take around 8-10 days. Then we'll get back into training.

'We've got cover in John O'Shea who is a fantastic performer. You can ask him to play anywhere and he never lets you down.'

Never but attack-wise, he's not in the same league as Evra and as in the next few weeks we'll mostly face teams likely to 'park the bus' his ability and pace could have been vital in unlocking the defences which, if we are honest, proved to be somewhat of a problem for United this season.

Then again: we have O'Shea and we could do worse than try Fabio... and at least we smashed Chelsea. Get well soon Patrice.

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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday January 13 2009

Time: 9:50PM


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