12 Mar 2011

Nani to miss crucial games for Man United

6:58 am on 12 March 2011

The Manchester United winger Nani will miss both the FA Cup football quarter-final against Arsenal on Sunday and the Champions League game against Olympique Marseille while he recovers from a leg injury.

United manager Alex Ferguson says he would play his best available team as he grapples with an injury list which includes Nani, defender Rio Ferdinand and midfielders Park Ji-sung and Antonio Valencia.

Arsenal were dumped out of the Champions League by Barcelona this week and are still reeling from defeat by Birmingham in the League Cup final less than a fortnight ago, while United need to regain momentum after faltering in the league campaign.