Antonio Valencia was rested last night in order to help bring Ashley Young and Nani back to fitness. He was brought on in the second half though and ran through the defence before giving the ball to Rooney, who set Chicharito up for our second.
However, he only lasted ten minutes before being subbed off with an injury.
“He has a hamstring injury unfortunately,” Ferguson said. “It will be four weeks. It is a bad blow for us.”
This is desperately disappointing news for United, considering that along with Michel Carrick, Valencia has probably been our most important player this season. After coming back from an injury, he has gone from strength to strength and his presence will be missed.
Fortunately, Nani and Young are back, although neither of them have looked close to being as effective as Valencia has been this season.
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