Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed a number of his Manchester United stars have returned from international duty with minor knocks.
The Scottish tactician had the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Louis Saha on show for their respective countries in Euro 2008 qualifiers and while Saha is fit, Ronaldo is doubtful to play at The JJB on Saturday.
"We've got a couple of bumps and bruises we have to attend to. Hopefully they'll be fit for tomorrow," explained Ferguson ahead of the trip to Wigan.
"(Saha's) fine. He had 60 minutes on Wednesday night. He's fit. No problem.
"Some players come back injured and you have to accept that. They are internationals there is nothing you can do about that. Hopefully we'll have a team to get us a result.
"We're in a good position, top of the league, and we want the stay there. The form of the team, in particularly in the last game against Newcastle, is superb.
"In that game, the intensity of the performance for the 90 minutes was excellent, it never stopped."
Ronaldo is more of a worry for Ferguson and the experienced tactician is hoping swelling in his ankle will have reduced sufficiently for him to line up against The Latics.
"He got an ankle knock in the second half (against Poland). He's getting treatment today," he added. "We want to give him a chance if we possibly can.
"He kept on for more than 30 minutes with the ankle injury which although it was not a serious ankle injury, none the less playing with it has created a bit of swelling and we have to try and get rid of that."
United welcomed back Ryan Giggs to training this week following a hamstring strain, although the trip to Wigan, live on Sky Sports 1, is likely to come too soon for the Welsh wizard.
Ferguson is not ruling out Giggs playing some role against The Latics, but believes Tuesday's UEFA Champions League clash with Copenhagen will be a more realistic target.
"He's trained the last few days," said Ferguson. "It may be a bit early and with a game on Tuesday I think there is more of a focus on that.
"He's certainly travelling with us tomorrow. It's good to have him back." -----------
Usually they would have made an annoucement by now if it were bad so finger crossed it was just a knock. At least an injury struck our most covered position though Evra has been playing awesome so far this season.
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May 10, 2018 18:27:15 GMT
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May 19, 2018 11:57:48 GMT
No.7: Can this thread be unlocked or is it too early? not that i want Jose out now but i think were coming close to that time and want to hear peoples opinions on the subject.
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cjjagzmoni: Pogba is a good lad minus the showboating..I think at Juventus he had Older players like Pirlo,Chiellini,Marchisio,Bonucci who shout and screams at him so he was more serious at Juve ,We dont have those type of leaders at United to caution him.
Nov 1, 2018 3:36:38 GMT
geo: Cardiff City - Huddersfield Town - Bournemouth - Newcastle United = 12 points. Back in the hunt. Come on.
Dec 19, 2018 17:55:18 GMT
geo: Job done as above - next step, stay unbeaten until we get to the PSG game.
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simes: Kazakhstan....well blow me down...been there many a time, not so bad a journey. FC Astana are not a bad outfit, gave Celtic a good run, and the National side beat Scotland. What do you reckon a walk over? BTW its easy to get to, I always use Air Astana.
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