United’s injuries ease

October 2, 2009 Tags: Shorts No comments

Manchester United striker Michael Owen will miss just one game – at home to Sunderland this weekend – after a scan revealed his groin injury is not as bad as feared. Former England striker Owen limped out of Wednesday’s 2-1 Champions League win over Wolfsburg after 20 minutes, with Sir Alex Ferguson claiming the player faced three weeks on the sidelines. But news from Owen’s scan today has allayed those fears.

“We expect him to be available for the game against Bolton, he certainly won’t be out for three weeks,” said United manager Ferguson, whose team faces Bolton on 17 October.

“It is understandable we wanted to take precautions given his past history. We are quite pleased and are quite comfortable with the situation.

“He did miss training earlier this week so maybe we should have left him out. But he wanted to play and I wanted him to play. Thankfully it is not a big problem for us,” Ferguson added.

Meanwhile Ferguson added in his Friday press conference that both ‘keeper Edwin van der Sar and right-back Rafael Da Silva are close to full fitness. With Owen Hargreaves back in training, Sir Alex will have just new signing Gabriel Obertan troubling the physio.

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