Crocked Vidić leaves Reds’ squad exposed

It could hardly be a more devastating blow; the news that captain Nemanja Vidić will miss two months of the season after undergoing a second operation on his damaged right knee. Vidić missed five months of the previous campaign having suffered a double tear to medial and cruciate ligaments in Manchester United’s match against FC […]

Injury crisis ends as Reds warm to Europa League

Tom Cleverley

Manchester United’s victory over Ajax in Amsterdam on Thursday came almost 27 years after the club’s last win in the competition. Defeats to Russian outfits Rotor Volgograd and Torpedo Moscow in the intervening years came as the club increasingly focused on European glory in the continent’s premier competition. Indeed, while the positive messages are to […]

Reds five up but 11 down

Patrice Evra, Dimitar Berbatov

Perhaps Sir Alex Ferguson should arrange an injury crisis every week, because the current Old Trafford incarnation has certainly put a pep in the Scot’s side over the past week. Once facing up to the New Year behind title rivals Manchester City, United could now top the Premier League before the year is out. Moreover, […]

Injuries bite into United’s chances

Injured United XI

Sir Alex Ferguson will need every one of his 25-man squad in the coming weeks, with up to a dozen players missing for this weekend’s fixture with Bolton Wanderers. Indeed, the 69-year-old Scot will dig deep into Manchester United’s resources after John O’Shea and Rafael da Silva were forced out of the Reds’ victory over […]

Nani plays as Reds start season short

Nani starts for Manchester United against Kansas City Wizards tonight but Sir Alex Ferguson will begin the new season short of key players through injury and recuperation. Indeed, the Scot may not have a fully fit squad until the Autumn, with United navigating four domestic fixtures before the Champions League begins in September. Without Rio […]

Reds on defensive for Champions draw

Rio Ferdinand Nemanja Vidic

In the end Manchester United was a comfortable winner on Tuesday night, topping Group B with points to spare. But in beating VfL Wolfsburg short of eight defenders it’s easy to forget the deficiencies that threatened to undermined United’s progress this season. When the competition resumes, United will need a full compliment of in-form defenders. […]