United have been handed a lift ahead of their Champions League double header against Real Madrid with news that the Spanish outfit’s veteran goalkeeper will be out for both legs.
Iker Casillas who has won European club football’s top prize twice with Madrid will be unavailable for both legs of the Champions League game, after surgery on his hand
The Guardian notes:
“Iker Casillas, the Real Madrid goalkeeper, has been ruled out for up to 12 weeks after surgery to repair a fractured bone in his left hand, putting him out of both Champions League ties against Manchester United.
“The operation has gone well,” the surgeon who carried out the procedure, Miguel Del Cerro, reported after inserting two screws in the keeper’s hand. “The recovery period is eight to 12 weeks. It is best to wait and not talk about time periods.”
The loss of their skipper will no doubt be a blow for the reigning La Liga champions who’ve drafted in Sevilla keeper Diego López according to reports in the Spanish media.
Although it would be foolish to claim this suddenly hands to the advantage to United, there’s no doubt that Madrid’s loss is the Reds gain. Now if only we could do something about that Ronaldo fella…….