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You know, total football is cool. Who needs defenders? United certainly don't: we might play with seven midfielders on the park at Wolfsburg on Wednesday. Because nobody is fit, apart from Evra. Heck, I guess that fans could apply to play on Saturday, against Villa: this is the chance of a lifetime, you could get a game for United!

But seriously: it looks like Michael Carrick and Darren Fletcher are both certain starters on Wednesday which is depressing because A) they will play in defence and B) I was sort of hoping they could get a rest for this game before the hectic Christmas period.

"Losing defenders the way we are doing at the moment is a bit of a headache to us," Fergie said after the 4-0 win at West Ham United.

"Nemanja Vidic was out with flu, meaning we had to put Gary Neville at centre-back and then he goes off after half an hour. Then Wes Brown came off at the end.

"I don`t know how we`re going to get a back four together for Tuesday. I`m hoping Nemanja will be OK and I will probably play Michael Carrick with him in defence."


And if Vidic does not recover? Fergie did not reveal his plans for that scenario but the most likely option seems to be Darron Gibson as he's tall enough (and Ritchie de Laet is not registered for the competition). Basically, we could end up playing three central midfielders in defence. And we still haven't heard anything about when O'Shea and Evans might return...



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Writer:Zae
Date:Saturday December 5 2009
Time: 8:23PM

Comments

0
I could play there,I'm 6+ in height and when it comes to tackling I can surely give scholesy a run for his money.
Antriksh (abmtd)
06/12/2009 05:36:00
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In reality,carrick and fletcher can get the job done but I agree with Zae that it would be better to rest those players as we have an imp. game coming up.
Antriksh (abmtd)
06/12/2009 05:39:00
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I hear sol campbell is a free agent!
tuscan3000
06/12/2009 07:13:00
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we should have held on to simpson and cathcart for times like these
khoder
06/12/2009 08:31:00
0
Sol Campbell LMAO
BlueWolfie
06/12/2009 21:25:00
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I was taking the ***** when I mentioned Sol Campbell! It seems a few journos or more worryingly fergie might have liked the idea!
tuscan3000
09/12/2009 07:07:00
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had to laugh when I saw that in the papers today tuscan3000 as I'd seen your sol campbell pi ss take suggestion! Still, if you are desperate, he does have experience I guess! lol
The Fear
09/12/2009 13:19:00
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