Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson faces a selection poser ahead of the club’s tie with rivals Liverpool this weekend after the Old Trafford chief revealed he could be without both Wayne Rooney and Darren Fletcher. The pair, key players in United’s starting eleven this season, each has injuries worries ahead of the match at Anfield, Sunday.
“On the injury front I can’t give a clear picture, there are still some doubts about Rooney and Fletcher,” Feguson told Sky Sports News.
“Patrice (Evra) is fit, and Ryan (Giggs) is also fine, but Ji-Sung Park is definitely out unfortunately.
“Everyone is fit from after Wednesday’s game in Moscow.”
Wayne Rooney, suffering with a calf strain picked up on international duty, missed the victory over CSKA Moscow Wednesday. United’s leading marksman this season with seven goals, Rooney’s loss would be a huge blow to United’s hopes of ending Liverpool’s tilt at the Premier League this season.
Fletcher, who also missed the Moscow tie, has become the mainstay of the United midfield with perennially crocked England international Owen Hargreaves missing for more than a year.
If the pair fail to make the match Ferguson may opt to deploy a five-man midfield, with Ryan Giggs in support of lone striker Dimitar Berbatov. Michael Carrick and John O’Shea will fight it out for the holding role in midfield should Fletcher miss the game.