Date: 24th January 2013 at 10:08am
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The winger has silenced many of his critics lately.

The winger has silenced many of his critics lately.

Sir Alex Ferguson has been dealt a blow ahead of United’s Champions League games with Real Madrid, following reports that winger Ashley Young will be sidelined for both games. 

Young limped off in the recent game at Old Trafford against Liverpool and it was originally hoped the former Villa winger would be available for at least the upcoming FA Cup game versus Fulham.

According to reports though, Young could miss a large part of the season as his injury is now believed to be more serious.

The Mail notes:

Young’s prolonged stint on the sidelines will come as a major blow to United as they enter a crucial part of their season.

The midfielder will definitely miss both legs of the Champions League second round clash against Jose Mourinho’s Spanish giants Real. Young is also likely to be absent for the domestic fixtures against Fulham, Southampton, Everton, QPR, Norwich, West Ham and Reading.

He will be unavailable for England’s friendly against Brazil, but should be fit for the crucial March World Cup qualifying double header with San Marino and Montenegro.

With Antonio Valencia enduring the worst form of his career and Nani being about as predictable as the weather, the absence of Young couldn’t come at a worse time for the Reds as ‘squeaky bum time’ looms over the horizon.

United are expected to complete the signing of Wilfried Zaha over the next 24 hours, but many newspapers are reporting the deal will see the winger loaned back to Crystal Palace for the remainder of the season.
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3 responses to “United Dealt Blow Ahead Of Real Madrid Clash”

  1. John Tring says:

    Utd were dealt a fatal blow in the summer of 2011. By SAF and his incompetent scouting humbugs when they bought Young, Jones and De Gea for crazy money. Last seson was a big zero and this season may be the same. Utd do not the quality in midfield and defence. Real would destroy them over 2 legs. SAF’s time’s up. Period.

  2. Al bash says:

    What blow? I wouldn’t miss him a bit. He’s not worth the shirt in the first place. Perhaps the ‘blow’ is in the paper. He wouldn’t play and the media won’t have chance bigging him up. This is no news

  3. danny says:

    i think you are wrong al bash when you say this isnt news..there have been worrying signs in the last 2 games that united are returning to the negative play thats blighted them in recent seasons especially in big games…all season we have conceded but scored plenty even against the top teams…however the final half against liverpool and the whole 90 against spurs seemed like the last few with a packed midfield and little creativity…even though young isnt brilliant..and i admit he isnt…at least its a positive sign and he gives the opposition something to think about….however i sadly fear that the rest of the season especially the big games the effort players will start ie jones wellbeck and fergie will veer back to giggs as well….rather than looking at youngs failings…look at what he offers..and he offers balance that allows a more exciting style and formation…we always play 4-4-2 when young plays…however his replacement wont be nani it will be jones…and fergie will go straight back to 4-5-1 which we cannot play..and we will drop points in all the remaining big games that upto now weve done well in…sir alex is always better coming from behind as he attacks and we win…however when in front he gets more negative…and the last 2 games have shown that!!