Hamstring pull sidelines Nani

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson hopes Nani will be back inside a fortnight after suffering a hamstring injury.

Last Updated: 09/11/12 at 19:29 Post Comment

Nani: Out for 10 days with a pulled hamstring

Nani: Out for 10 days with a pulled hamstring

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The Portugal winger was hurt in Wednesday's 3-1 win over Braga in the Champions League but Ferguson hopes he may only have to miss the weekend trip to Aston Villa.

"Nani is out with a tight hamstring. It will be about 10 days," said Ferguson at his pre-match press conference, allaying fears the injury could have been a tear.

Ferguson also revealed doubts over defender Jonny Evans, who sustained a groin injury in the same game and had to be substituted.

"Jonny is a doubt," added Ferguson. "It is not a serious one. We are monitoring it and hopefully he will be OK."

If Evans misses out, Chris Smalling could continue his comeback from injury with a second game inside four days despite the United boss previously saying he might be rested.

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