HOME| EDITORIAL STAFF CONTACT US| RSS
      
Premier League (England)

MANCHESTER UNITED, Smalling out of Euro 2012

11.05.2012 15.49 by Redazione TMW  read 1624
Source: Manutd.com
© foto di Imago/Image Sport

Chris Smalling will miss United’s final game of the season against Sunderland and England’s Euro 2012 campaign with a groin injury.

Smalling sustained the injury in last week’s 2-0 win over Swansea but was forced to complete the game because his defensive partner Rio Ferdinand also limped off late on.

The 22-year-old was initially expected to be fit for Sunday’s league climax, but Sir Alex confirmed the problem is worse than first thought.

Ferdinand is fit to take his place in defence at the Stadium of Light, but Danny Welbeck will not be available, though the striker is expected to be fit for Euro 2012.

"Chris Smalling got a bad injury last week," Sir Alex said at his Friday press conference. "We tried to take him off, then Rio got a knock.

"He’s going to miss the European Championship. At the moment we're assessing what we'll do, but certainly it's a bad injury. I can play Phil Jones back in there with Rio, who is okay."

United are level on points with leaders Manchester City going into the final game, but the Blues have a greatly superior goal difference and will almost certainly win the title if they beat QPR at home. But Sir Alex knows all he can do is focus on United’s game.

"Everyone wants to win the last game of season and we're no different," he said. "We'll do our best and hopefully something stupid will happen to City."

Other news Premier League (England)
Other news
Highlight

GERMANY/ BAYERN MUNICH, Shaqiri's brother: "We'll be ready to talk to top suitors in summer"

Interviewed by Kicker, Erdin Shaqiri, brother and agent of Swiss international offensive midfielder and winger Xherdan Shaqiri (23), repeatedly rumoured as possibly leaving Bayern Munich due to his unregular employment on the play field, talked about former FC Basel's star fu

FIORENTINA, Rodriguez: "I would like to end my career at San Lorenzo"

Interviewed by Radio Blu, Fiorentina defender Gonzalo Rodriguez has declared: "I have three more years on my contract. I have renewed because the
 

REAL MADRID, Hernandez's agent: "In January he won't move"

Eduardo Hernandez, agent of Real Madrid forward Javier Hernandez, has declared: "Sometimes the paper speculate on certain things, and considered
 

WEST HAM, Allardyce: "No rush for my new contract"

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has declared about the possibility to extend his contract: "It’s the same as it’s been all season. We&
 

PSG, Bahebeck after victory over Ajaccio: "I'm very happy with my game"

One of the main players in Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 victory over Ajaccio in Coupe de la Ligue latest match, French forward Jean-Christophe Bahebeck sta
 

BAYERN, Guardiola: "I think that Shaqiri and Højbjerg will stay"

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola has declared about 23-year-old winger Xherdan Shaqiri and 19-year-old midfielder Pierre-Emile Højbjerg: "
 
   Editore: TC&C srl web content publisher since 1994 Partita IVA 01488100510