Manchester United are a little short of a clean bill of health it has been revealed ahead of this evenings F.A Cup crunch tie with Arsenal says The Globe and Mail.
Defender Rio Ferdinand is out with a calf injury, Anderson is missing with a knee injury, Park Ji Sung is out with a hamstring problem, Antonio Valencia is still out with his ankle injury and Nani is out with his much talked about gash to the leg.
Even though United have quite a few players on the treatment table Alex Ferguson remains upbeat, saying: “A quarter-final tie against Arsenal is always an exciting game, an opportunity to get to the semi-finals so we’ll do our best and play our best team available.”
Fergie fury at Carra.
Alex Ferguson has slammed Jamie Carragher’s high challenge on United midfielder Nani last week as “disgraceful” according to The Sun.
The challenge from the Liverpool centre-back in last weeks crunch tie between major rivals Manchester United and Liverpool resulted in the Portuguese star being carried off the field with a deep gash in his left leg and tears in his eyes.
“It was a disgraceful tackle but you move on. We sent Nani to the hospital to see what they could do” said Ferguson, who also went on to explain that United’s own doctor at the hospital managed the stitch the wound.
Hernandez contract talk.
Manchester United are set to firmly rebuff interest in young striker Javier Hernandez by offering him a 5-year-deal according to Goal.com.
Chicarito is believed to be attracting interest from Real Madrid Coach Jose Mourinho
who is a known admirer of the striker especially now due to long term injury to Argentinian striker Gonzalo Higuain and the poor form this season of Karim Benzema.
United are looking to end that interest by thrashing out terms to get Hernandez to pen a deal which would keep him at Old Trafford until 2016.