Manchester United - Rio To Miss Arsenal Game?
UK time is: 06:19:54
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Rio To Miss Arsenal Game?

Several sources reported that Rio Ferdinand skipped today's training and went for a scan with a groin problem.

The England defender missed a part of the end of last season with a groin injury so we know he's prone to that kind of problem. Yet it would be a devastating blow right now if he was ruled out of the Arsenal game.

Don't get me wrong: I trust Pique, he performed admirably at Villa Park but Arsenal are a different proposition. And here we can curse the absence of Gary Neville: if he was available, Wes Brown could offer a decent enough alternative in the centre and we'd have a good defence.

Of course, the most likely thing is that he will play there with John O'Shea deployed on the right side of the back four, probably his best position. But his lack of pace could cause serious problems as he will be up against Tomas Rosicky or Alexander Hleb... Owen Hargreaves will have a difficult game, that's for sure and I would not be surprised if Anderson was omitted for Fletcher in the hope of more defensive steel.

Oh, another option is that we go out and try to outscore Arsenal - and I think it could even work but Fergie and Queiroz will never choose this. Would make one hell of a game though.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

The Journalist

Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday October 30 2007

Time: 9:22AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
He's fit, the club confirmed. ***Relieved sigh***
midlothian99
Report Abuse
30/10/2007 13:22:00

is evra back for you guys?
luckys_10
Report Abuse
31/10/2007 07:02:00

thats such a shame! really tho it is such a shame, that he's fit!!
SMOKIEJACK
Report Abuse
09/11/2007 16:54:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Manchester United Articles

I`m Happy with the CL Draw! (Thursday August 27 2015)

AUDIO: Rooney's best position? (Thursday August 27 2015)

AUDIO: LVG delighted as United progress (Thursday August 27 2015)

Valdes Exiting on a Free Transfer (Thursday August 27 2015)

Stats: Club Brugge v United (Thursday August 27 2015)

Archived Manchester United Articles

List All Vital United Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. TheFamousNo7 55
2. MotorMad 8
3. yemsonet 1
4. DCHOsenONE 1
5. anoopka 1
6. kashere21 1

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Man City 3 3 0 0 8 9
2. Leicester City 3 2 1 0 3 7
3. Liverpool 3 2 1 0 2 7
4. Man Utd 3 2 1 0 2 7
5. Crystal Palace 3 2 0 1 2 6
6. Swansea 3 1 2 0 2 5
7. Everton 3 1 1 1 1 4

Manchester United Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Analysis - Swans Benefiting From Playing To Gomis' Strengths
Swansea : 27/08/2015 22:06:00
Southampton : 27/08/2015 21:38:00
Another Day Another Berahino Update
WBA : 27/08/2015 20:03:01
Ranieri - We Know What To Expect From Bournemouth
Leicester City : 27/08/2015 19:48:01
CL Groups Announced - City In Group D
Man City : 27/08/2015 19:22:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM v Club Brugge?
Suggested By:  Red Boy
Romero 14%
Darmian 3%
Smalling 0%
Blind 0%
Shaw 7%
Carrick 0%
Herrera 10%
Mata 3%
Januzaj 0%
Depay 10%
Rooney 50%
Schweinsteiger 3%
Young 0%
Hernandez 0%