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Injury Crisis In The United Defence - Episode 452

You know those neverending TV shows which, just when it seems the story cannot wind any further, introduce a new character or another twist? Well, United's permanent injury problems in defence reminds me of these.

In the past two seasons we've been insanely unlucky with defensive injuries. The most memorable was the spring of 2007 where at point we had a back four of Fletcher, Heinze, Brown, Richardson because everyone else was out...

The situation is similar this time, the only exception is that we have much better cover now. Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic, Gary Neville and Rafael da Silva are all out of Wednesday's league game at Burnley while Wes Brown and Jonny Evans are doubtful.

'Ferdinand will be out for two weeks - the next two or three games I would think,' Fergie told Sky.

'Vidic is training so, hopefully, we'll have him back for next Saturday at Wigan.

'Jonny Evans is injured again, Gary Neville has just resumed training and Rafa da Silva is still out with a dislocated shoulder.

'We've had a hard time with defensive injuries over the last two years but have good replacements who have experience.'


Like Fabio da Silva, who played a grand total of 1 game? But at leat he is a defender and a talented one - we don't have to play midfielders at the back - yet.




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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday August 17 2009

Time: 9:03AM

Your Comments

Our defence is awful (not the players that are out there who didn't do badly just the players we don't have). It's always our defenders that seem to get injured... and all at the same time often haha.
Man utd champions
I've seen De Laet in the friendlies. Really liked his play I think he is a good solution for now. I prefer him than Fabio. He is not as impulsive and careless as our brazilian twins
alexpant
Rumours of bringing back Shawcross in the press. Not sure thats such a great idea for his long term development, but desperate times call for deperate measures.
tuscan3000
I think those desperate times could be just the necessary boost to make or break a young lads career it happened to rafael...he impressed....hopefully same would happen with foster....and hopefully fabio and however comes in weither delaet or any other for that matter....i think these youngsters are a bit light weight...could be pushed of the ball easily by someone as aggressive as drogba....so i dunno about them just yet
ibrahiy
I though Fabio was below average against Birminham, he does need time to bed in but I see him being caught out against the better sides of the Premier League and any midfileder with muscle. I wouldn't want him to start against a team like Everton for example.
NotoriousRedDevil
I would only take a few more injuries and the Manyoo season could be more or less in deep excrement. If Rooney gets a knock the goals will dry up and Berbaflop will be sulking for Bulgaria all the way to the bank.
Sindbad
 

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