Yesterday, Paul Scholes was added to the injury list, giving Ferguson time to rethink his midfield. John O’Shea, who has just returned from injury himself, was set to play alongside Anderson in the centre of midfield. However, this last minute blow has meant O’Shea has been moved to left back, resulting in Darren Fletcher’s inclusion in the team in the centre of midfield.
United’s Injury List
Paul Scholes (awaiting tests)
Patrice Evra (awaiting tests)
Louis Saha (possibility for Saturday – bench)
Gary Neville (possibility for Saturday – bench)
Owen Hargreaves (November 2nd)
Michael Carrick (November 24th)
Ben Foster (December 2007)
Park Ji-Sung (January 2008)
Mikael Silvestre (March 2008)
The sheer amount of first XI players in that list is astounding. Let’s just hope we have enough to carry us through tonight, and that the tests Scholes and Evra have on return to Manchester have positive results.