God only knows which players Sir Alex Ferguson will pick at the back for today’s massive game against Inter Milan. As it stands, Fabio da Silva, Rio Ferdinand and Patrice Evra are our only confirmed fit defenders for this evening, with Gary Neville, Wes Brown and Rafael da Silva all ruled out through injury, Nemanja Vidic missing through suspension, whilst John O’Shea and Jonny Evans are question marks.
Training yesterday shows that O’Shea was at least involved on some level, whilst Evans was left to sit it out.
Will we see left-back Fabio given his Champions League debut at right-back? Maybe play Evra in the centre alongside Rio with JoS at right-back and Fabio at left back? Maybe shift Fletcher to right back and leave Fabio on the bench? None of those combinations fill me with confidence, given we’re facing the talent of Ibrahimovic, who has already scored 17 goals this season!
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