Young could miss Stoke trip

Manchester United are likely to be without winger Ashley Young for Sunday's trip to Stoke after he was forced off during Monday's Manchester derby.

Last Updated: 09/04/13 at 08:11 Post Comment

Ashley Young: Injured his ankle during the second half at Old Trafford

Ashley Young: Injured his ankle during the second half at Old Trafford

The England man picked up an ankle injury when he was challenged by Pablo Zabaleta during the second half of United's 2-1 loss and Shinji Kagawa was brought on.

Young's injury is not as bad as first feared but this weekend's fixture is likely to come too soon for the 27-year-old.

United boss Sir Alex Ferguson said: "We've got six days until the Stoke game and, obviously, Ashley may be out.

"It may not be serious but I think he'll miss Sunday's game."

Ferguson is also worried about his lack of fit centre-backs, especially with a possible aerial bombardment to face at the Britannia Stadium.

Nemanja Vidic, Jonny Evans and Chris Smalling all missed Monday's match and Ferguson said: "We'll have to assess the centre-backs as the week goes on.

"We'll have to hope we can get them fit, particularly for the Stoke match, because we know what it's going to be like down there."

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e have the personnel. The trick is keeping them fit. Carrick and Blind have missed large chunks of the season, while the defence has been one muddled mess of intermittent stooges, all coming and going at various intervals thus far. We may be just short of title winning quality, but we're half way through. An injury crisis to either of the top two could change things. Optimistic, yes, but not unrealistic.

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arish is the man to blame for this shambles. Pulis must be chuckling into his left over turkey sandwich. I pray this doesn't mean the Neil Warnock media machine will kick in now and he'll be back on the telly box.

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e almost found a new way to lose, just when I thought it was getting boring Giroud does that. Although Arsenal are deservedly called 'soft' the entire midfield is out injured. Still must admit MU are managing to win despite a similar raft of absentees. Think the Gunners have good players but poorly coached.

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