If there is one thing that has been bothering Sir Alex Fergusson these days, it is that of injury to key players at a stage where a complete roster is essential. The Reds are now at the semi-finals of the FA cup but with the plague of injuries to key players such as Louis Saha and John O’Shea who are down with separate injuries.
Saha is recuperating from a hamstring strain injury and may be a doubtful starter on their Tuesday game against Sheffield United at Old Trafford. O’Shea on the other hand suffered a calf injury in their last game against Roma.
“John didn’t train on Friday,” confirmed Sir Alex Ferguson at his pre-match press conference. “But hopefully he will be OK for Saturday. Patrice Evra came in at right-back on Tuesday and did very well.”
If it is any consolation, Paul Shoes will be back from serving a suspension and will be able to play. But Fergusson is weary that at this stage of the tournament, adjustments to the winning ways of the Reds may prove to be costly for where they have accomplished by this time.
“My other decision is that Paul Scholes is back from suspension. Changing a winning team is very difficult after the way they performed against Roma. But Paul’s experience could be important in a semi-final.”
Another doubtful player is that of Gary Neville who will still be out for another week. While he was reportedly going to be ready by the time they face Sheffield, Fergusson doubts the healing time and would rather not risk aggravating injuries of his player’s careers. Call it a spade of bad luck!
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