This morning, Edwin Van der Sar and Wes Brown were ruled out of tomorrow night’s game between United and Celtic.
Gary Neville has now been left out of the squad, meaning Rafael Da Silva is set to start at right-back. Considering this is a ground we lost at a couple of years ago, with an impressive, if not overwhelming atmosphere, will Rafael be able to rise for the occasion?
United set off for Scotland, leaving Neville, Brown, Van der Sar, Hargreaves and Scholes behind. Da Silva has been trusted with a starting position on a number of occasions this season, and it seems as though Fergie is set to give the lad even more experience in this important European clash.
Tomasz Kuszczak started for United last week against West Ham, but didn’t even have a place on the bench against Hull, making it more difficult to predict who will be playing in goal for United. Kus has had far more European experience than Foster, but surely the manager will keen to get Foster involved as much as possible after stating his intentions not to loan him out. Van der Sar is merely being rested, suggesting Fergie is keen to give Foster a go, in what could be seen as a baptism by fire.