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Premier League

Cleverley set to miss three weeks


Manchester United expect to be without Tom Cleverley for three to four weeks after he was injured by a challenge from Bolton's Kevin Davies at the Reebok.

The initial fear was that Cleverley might be out for as long as two months. But an X-ray of the 22-year-old's foot yesterday revealed that he has sprained two ligaments and a tendon and may be available for the lunchtime visit to Anfield on 15 October. He will not be considered for England's Euro 2012 qualifier against Montenegro next month but should be available for November, when Capello – who claims he is now looking to youth for next summer's finals – has pencilled him in for a role.