25 Jan 2009

Injury crisis continues for table-topping champions United

5:39 pm on 25 January 2009

Manchester United's injury crisis continues following their FA Cup fourth round victory over Tottenham Hotspur.

Manager Alex Ferguson, who had 10 senior players out of action as United chase trophies in four competitions, says the forward Danny Welbeck and the left back Fabio da Silva were likely to be out of the squad for the midweek Premier League game at West Bromwich Albion.

Ferguson said before the game that he had 10 players out of contention to face Spurs and although Cristiano Ronaldo, who was doubtful on the morning, did start the match, he came off in the 71st minute.