Manchester United have gone to the top of the league, but it is not particular a league they would will be specifically proud to stand at the zenith.
Last season’s campaign was blighted by injuries and once again United find themselves at the very pinnacle of injured players.
Manchester United currently have eight players suffering with injury in the form of Jonny Evans, Ryan Giggs, Michael Carrick, Antonio Valencia, Nemanja Vidic, Phil Jones, Ashley Young and Chris Smalling.
The only good news is that Manchester United may not be at the top of the table for long as Evans, Carrick, Giggs and Valencia could all be fit for the weekend tie with Newcastle at St James Park.
That would then put, you guessed it Arsenal at the top of the table with Diaby, Szczesny, Fabianski, Rosicky, Sagna and Wilshere still on the side-lines.
I have absolutely no idea what the medical staff is like at Manchester United so it would be remiss of me to speculate on their talents or techniques but what is happening at Old Trafford that is making these players drop like flies at the moment?
Are they simply players who are more prone to injuries, is this all luck?
It is odd because Arsenal and Manchester United have now been at the top of the un-coveted table for much of the past two seasons and considering the cost it can have on a season it might be an area they should consider, or probably already are, investigating.
Congratulations to Chelsea and Wigan Athletic who are bottom of the league with one injury apiece. While Daniel Sturridge and Antolin Alcaraz have let their respective teams down on this occasion that is still a pretty impressive set of figures.
Maybe they could share their secrets with United?
What do you think of United and Arsenal’s continued injury woes? No smoke without fire?
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