Tom Cleverley will be sidelined for a month with ligament damage to his foot after a Kevin Davies tackle during Manchester United’s 5-0 win over Bolton.
It was originally feared that his foot had been broken or fractured which would have ruled the midfielder out for several months but a scan on Sunday revealed that he had only suffered ligament damage.
Cleverley has been a key player for the Red Devils this season, starting all four Premier League games after breaking into the first-team but he will now be unavailable for four weeks.
United boss Sir Alex Ferguson expressed his disappointment in Bolton striker Davies for the tackle, he told BBC Sport: “It was unfortunate, we expected it, it was a bad tackle.”
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Hernandez: We’re all excited.
Javier Hernandez says that the entire Manchester United dressing room is buzzing with the great start the team has got the new season off to, Goal.com has revealed.
The Premier League champions defeated Bolton 5-0 on Saturday after demolishing rivals Arsenal 8-2 in their previous match.
United have a 100% record this season and have scored 18 Premier League goals in their first four matches of the season, conceding just three.
Hernandez told reporters of the feeling in the dressing room: “There is a lot of excitement about this team. Everyone knows about Bolton but we played very well. We created chances and scored goals.
“Scoring early settled us down. Once you are up in front, the other team needs to go towards your goal. Then you can start to attack more.”
Evra praises Roo turnaround.
Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has praised Wayne Rooney for the way he has turned himself around and found his form so early in the season.
The Frenchman believes the England striker has shaken off the troubles of last season and is back to his top form again after becoming the first player since 1960 to score two consecutive Premier League hat-tricks.
Evra told Metro: “Last season he had some problems but now Wayne is back. Now he wants to show what a top player he is. He’s a great professional and wants to be the best in the world.” The Frenchman added: “He just has to keep doing what he is doing. I will be very happy if he keeps scoring and we win the league.”