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O’Shea Out For The Season

John O’Shea hasn’t played for United since our 1-0 defeat against Chelsea at the beginning of November.

Sir Alex Ferguson has today confirmed that will probably have been his last appearance of the season.

“He’s got a terrible injury at the moment,” Ferguson said. “It’s one of those sorts of injuries that are unusual. It’s like a dead leg except a dead leg is usually only three or four days. The problem is that the blood clot became all knotted and when it gets knotted you get calcification so therefore it’s a long process to clear that up and he’ll probably miss the season now. It’s a bad blow for the boy and for the team because he can play anywhere. When you look at all the problems I’ve had with the back four this season, he could have played every single one.”

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  1. Corea says:

    h ttp : //

    here is the link of the foul. Arsenal scored shortly after.

  2. Drew Vader says:

    I was disappointed not to see Hargo’s name in the reserves squad for tonight. What the hell, where is he??

    Oh, and sucks for JOS

  3. bchilds says:

    Bad news, ok he’s not a first team regular but, when we’re struggling defensively, he’s always a reliable deputy.

    A good 6 or 7 out of 10 every game for Sheasy!

  4. Always Be Closing says:

    He’s been a regular for a while and steps in for other positions when needed. A shame he won’t be back, but, we’re not short of players that want to fill in.

  5. King Eric says:

    Welbz19 – Oh excellent. Really looking forward to seeing Diouf. Waiting for the day Hargreaves plays for the reserves. It is getting fucking daft now.

  6. King Eric says:

    Fletcher was woeful against Citey? Seriously? He didn’t have his best game but he certainly wasn’t woeful. He needs a couple of games rto get his full fitness back.

  7. arsene wenger says:

    i notice a lot of comments about the physio and the doctors fucking up, sayin players will miss 2 weeks and 6 weeks later or even a year later they are still out, you lot must use the same specialists as us

  8. Costas says:

    When is our reserve game? Has it started?

    @arsene wenger

    Nah, I think our med team is worse mate. At least when a player of yours is out for 4 months, he is out for 4 months. Our injuries go like this: a niggle that becomes a strain that becomes an unidentified problem that becomes a reason for a player to miss the entire season.

  9. arsene wenger says:

    lol costas,you mean bendtner out for a month, 17 games later he could be back in two weeks, rosicky out for a season and a half, 7 operations later he might be fully fit, theo walcott, robin van persieout for 3 months,actually 6 weeks,infact make it the season, trust me mate thats just the tip of the iceberg, doctors these days eh

  10. Costas says:

    arsene wenger

    Ok, you have your issues then too. Rosicky’s story reminds me of the Hargreaves one! At the moment, whenever a player gets injured, I think to myself, “There goes his season”.

  11. irwiisalegend says:

    Ole20legend- Couldn’t agree more! And the cheating cunt got away with it!!! Sheasy is a great servant to the club! His goal against Liverpool still makes my eyes water!!! Celebration against Arsenal was hilarious!!!

  12. reder1k says:

    Big loss, he gets better every game.
    Perhaps Hargo might get dressed and leave the sickbay for a change?

  13. Simply Red says:

    When Johny marching down the wing..O’Shea O’Shea
    When Johny marching down the wing..O’Shea O’Shea
    When Johny marching down the wing..
    The stretford End will f*cking sing
    We all know that Johny gonna score

    We’ll gonna miss those tough guys in the back.
    Why United always have a problem with defender?
    Last year, Wes Brown out for about 7 month that I expect much depend on his fantastic season in 07/08.

    Get well son Sheasy….


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