Double injury boost for United
Sir Alex Ferguson is hopeful Manchester United defenders Chris
Smalling and Phil Jones will return to action within the next
Ferguson has confirmed that he intends to rotate his squad after
the 2-1 victory over Newcastle in round three saw the likes of
youngster Michael Keane, Marnick Vermijl and Scott Wootton given
starts along with new signing Alexander Buttner while Nick Powell
and Ryan Tunnicliffe came off the bench.
Wayne Rooney and Darren Fletcher were among the senior players
to feature but both were coming back from injury.
Ferguson told MUTV: “Obviously we will make changes for the
“The squad that played against Newcastle will be in place
“You don’t want to lose down there and we want to continue in
“Any game down there is going to be tough. There has been good
progress there since Roberto di Matteo took the job. They are big
games – and big games are good for us.”