Vital Football

Latest Manchester United News

Predictably, Rio Picked Up An Injury

Predictably, Rio Picked Up An Injury

I had expressed my worries about the fact that Rio Ferdinand had recovered from his back injury in time to face Ukraine on Wednesday. I had hoped he would miss the game so that he would be fit for Sunday's vital clash against Aston Villa.

Well, he played 88 minutes against Ukraine and the game was almost over, England leading 2-1, with Rio having a fine game, when my fears came true: he had to be substituted. It has transpired since that he picked up a groin injury which makes him doubtful for Sunday.

It was oh so predictable. He might make the game - indeed, latest reports indicate he expects to be fit - but it looks like the best back-four we can field consists of John O'Shea, a half-fit Ferdinand, Jonny Evans in place of the suspended Vidic and an off-form Patrice Evra.

Anderson also injured, Rooney suspended, Berbatov struggling with injury, Tevez travelling half the world after a 6-1 drubbing: things aren't looking too good...



For the very latest Premier League odds

Free £15 bet when you spend £5 on The New Football Pools




Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Zae
Date:Thursday April 2 2009
Time: 9:21PM

Comments

0
Ferdinand's injury combined with the loss of Vidic, Scholes, Rooney, and possibly Berbatov should make the title race more interesting. Villa are on a bad run at the moment but are a naturally athletic side and united may struggle to cope with their forwards without Vidic and Ferdinand.
fifthcolumnblue
03/04/2009 01:41:00
0
Ferdinand's injury combined with the loss of Vidic, Scholes, Rooney, and possibly Berbatov should make the title race more interesting. Villa are on a bad run at the moment but are a naturally athletic side and united may struggle to cope with their forwards without Vidic and Ferdinand.
fifthcolumnblue
03/04/2009 01:41:00
0
:/ worried worried worried
Man utd champions
03/04/2009 16:38:00
0
:/ worried worried worried
Man utd champions
03/04/2009 16:38:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Manchester United Articles

United Announce New Arrival

Manchester United may only have sealed one summer signing, with Victor Lindelof joining from Benfica, but it is still early days as far as the summer transfer window is concerned.

United Youngster Joins Preston North End

One of our host of promising youngster has left Manchester United.

Darmian Pushing for Juventus Move

Our suspicions are that Matteo Darmian could have played his last game for Manchester United Football Club.

FA End Betting Sponsorship

Late yesterday afternoon, the Football Association announced the result of its three month review of their relationship with gambling companies and that association now comes to an end.

Archived Vital United Articles

Vital United articles from

Site Journalists

Red Boy
Editor email
Profile
Charlie Bacchus
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

How Do You Rate United's Chances of Winning the EPL Next Season?
Suggested By: Red Boy
Excellent!86%
Good!5%
Average!7%
Poor!2%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Manchester United Results (view all)

Manchester United Fixtures (view all)

Aug 7 2017 12:00AM : Leicester City (a)
Community Shield

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Livingstone4
2.gera2
3.michael95511
Write for Vital Football