Manchester United midfielder out for ten weeks: Big blow or blessing in disguise?

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Despite Sir Alex Ferguson being agressive and something of a bully, he’s also got a sentimental side to him. How else can you explain the sheer number of playing minutes that Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes get for Manchester United, despite their best years being firmly behind them? The latter was unfortunately injured against Aalborg on Tuesday night, although it’s hard to imagine supporters being too gutted about this loss.

The Guardian report that Scholesy is out for maybe ten weeks and, while this happening a few seasons ago would have been a big blow to the champions, they have more than enough players who can fill the midfielder’s boots and perhaps out-perform the ginger ninja.

“How serious, we don’t know, but it’s the medial ligaments and it will keep him out for six to eight weeks,” Sir Alex Ferguson reported. “We hope it’s nothing more.”

United have the squad size to cope with the loss of any player through injury, although the ankle injury sustained by Wayne Rooney will surely be more of a cause for concern to Ferguson. At least there is a weekend of internationals on the horizon, which will mean the England forward will miss one less game for United as a result. Plus with Berbatov finding the net twice in Denmark, it appears as though they’re well covered.

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