Young facing weeks on the sidelines but returning Fletcher set for start at long last

By Sportsmail Reporter

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Manchester United winger Ashley Young has been ruled out for two to three weeks with a 'bruised cartilage', Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed.

The 27-year-old missed out on the England squad for the World Cup 2014 qualifying double-header against Moldova and Ukraine earlier this month, and Ferguson now expects to be without the player until October.

Setback: Manchester United winger Ashley Young is out until October

Setback: Manchester United winger Ashley Young is out until October

Ferguson confirmed the problem at his pre-match press conference ahead of Sunday's game against Liverpool.

The United boss also said midfielder Darren Fletcher would play from the start in Wednesday night's Capital One Cup tie at home to Newcastle.

Welcome back: Darren Fletcher made his return against Galatasaray in midweek

Welcome back: Darren Fletcher made his return against Galatasaray in midweek

The Scotland international came on as a substitute in the 1-0 Champions League win over Galatasaray in midweek, his first competitive outing since last November. The player has an inflammatory bowel condition.

Ferguson later confirmed Young's cartilage problem was a knee injury.

 



 

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Danny Welbeck has mastered the art of Penalty Diving, so Young is redundant. Welcome back Mr. Fletcher, I sincerely hope you don't make a mess in your pants out on the pitch, ala Gary Lineker.

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Superfletch!

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How many UTD get injured in training , it is beyond belief.

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Not my favourite player , but i wish him all the best ! he must have wondered if he would manage to come back and i wouldnt wish illness on anyone .Good luck son .

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Rumour has that the delay is due to him still perfecting his synchronised diving skills with a fellow team mate.

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Welcome back Fletch we have all missed you.

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