Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed that Phil Jones is back in training and will go with the team to Turkey for their Champions League match against Galatasaray next week. Jones has been out of action since the start of the season due to a knee injury which he has only just recovered from.
Javier Hernandez looks set to start the Premier League match against Norwich City. Injuries to Wayne Rooney and Robin Van Persie mean that United are set to reward Hernandez for his good form in recent weeks with a starting place for the trip to Carrow Road this weekend. Rooney is most likely to drop to the bench.
Robin Van Persie may face a late fitness test ahead of the Premier League match at Norwich City this weekend. Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed that Van Persie should be okay to play with striker Danny Welbeck on stand by to take his place if the Dutchman doesn’t make the starting line up.
Manchester United central defender Jonny Evans is set to miss the game at Norwich City. Evans was taken off during the recent Champions League win in Braga with a groin injury and is rated as 50/50 to be fit in time for the match tomorrow. It means Chris Smalling is set to start in defence with Rio Ferdinand.
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has reaffirmed his message that the side have to defend better. United have consistently conceded early goals in matches this season which Ferguson says they need to cut out if they want to be successful on more than one front by the end of the campaign.
Former Manchester United striker Andy Cole has said Danny Welbeck is under big pressure to step up and start performing at the club. Cole insists that the recent performances of Javier Hernandez have left Welbeck under pressure and he has to make a decision over how much he wants to fight for his place in the team.
Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that he has never been more excited watching the side than with their recent comebacks. United have fallen behind in games routinely this season with the performances against Southampton and Aston Villa producing dramatic late winners that have helped the side to the top of the table.
Former Manchester United winger and striker Cristiano Ronaldo admits that he misses Sir Alex Ferguson. Ronaldo has described Ferguson as a father figure and has revealed that he still has a great relationship with the United boss. United sold Ronaldo to his current club, Real Madrid, for £80 million.
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