Manchester United defender Jonny Evans is back in training and could figure for the club within 10 days but John O’Shea is out for another two months, according to manager Sir Alex Ferguson. Evans, who has suffered with an ankle injury all season, has been training with the first team this week. Irishman O’Shea picked up a thigh injury against France in November.
“There is no sign at all of recovery for John,” said Ferguson of O’Shea’s problem.
“It is his first injury at the club and he is a big loss because he is such a versatile player. We just want to get him back but it could be a couple of months yet.’
“Jonny has been involved in the football side for a few days. He is doing well and should be back quicker, within the next 10 days or so.”
However, Ferguson says that there no date set for the return of injured defender Rio Ferdinand, who has not featured for United in more than two months.
“Rio is nowhere near that but the main thing is there is no recurrence of the back problem. That is what we have been waiting for. We wanted him to come through the test of running and turning. He is doing his programme in the gymnasium, which is good and at the moment it is looking very healthy.”