Injury rules Anderson out for season
Friday 26 February 2010
Manchester United's Brazilian midfielder Anderson will miss the rest of the season after rupturing his cruciate ligament in the comeback game which followed a period of doubt about his Old Trafford future.
The blow creates an immediate problem ahead of United's Champions League tie with Milan on Tuesday week with Michael Carrick already suspended. Anderson sustained the injury during Tuesday night's 3-0 win over West Ham.
"When you see cruciate injuries it is usually something simple," Ferguson said. "It is a bad bit of news for him. He had just come back into the first-team after being out for a few weeks."
His doubts about his United future seem to have been shared by the club. They were understood to have been receptive to an approach from Lyons to take the player on loan in January but his wages proved an obstacle. The 21-year-old will undergo treatment in Portugal.
"Hopefully, six months [out] should have him about right for the new season," Ferguson said.
Latest in Sport
- 1 Scottish referendum: So how about the English now being given a chance to split from England?
- 2 Friends 20th anniversary: Alison Jackson photographs reunited cast
- 5 Free U2 album: How the most generous giveaway in music history turned into a PR disaster
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'