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United were easily beaten by Chelsea on Sunday to lose further ground in the Premier League

Michael Carrick scored the only goal of the game against Galatasaray

Michael Carrick eager for Manchester United to achieve early progress from Champions League group

Michael Carrick wants Manchester United to wrap up their progress to the Champions League knock-out stage as quickly as possible.

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Vidic missed the final five months of last season after snapping his cruciate ligament in the Champions League defeat to Basle, and missed Sunday's clash with Liverpool with tightness in his knee. He underwent surgery today and will miss the next eight weeks with the injury.

Manchester United steal a march on rivals City with prophetic injury advance

Ferguson claims that new partnership and £13m medical centre will tackle club's sicklist

Sir Alex Ferguson is expecting an emotional day at Anfield

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson wary of Cluj counter-attacks

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has instructed his defenders to be on their guard after highlighting the growing counter-attacking influence in the Champions League.

Wayne Rooney’s status is no longer a given

Manchester United strikers Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie may start together for first time against CFR Cluj

Manchester United could start with Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie in attack for the first time since the Dutchman's move to Old Trafford from Arsenal against CFR Cluj in tomorrow's Champions League clash.

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney

CFR Cluj 'a big game for us' says Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney

After their Premier League hot streak came to an abrupt end on Saturday, Manchester United aim to ensure there are no nasty surprises in Transylvania tomorrow.

Sir Alex Ferguson is expecting an emotional day at Anfield

Premier League: Manchester United v Tottenham match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at Old Trafford

The Serbian defender has been ruled out for at least two months after knee surgery

Alex Ferguson hopeful Manchester United's injury woes will ease soon

Sir Alex Ferguson is crossing his fingers Manchester United can limp through the next week before finally seeing their defensive woes start to ease.

Everton v Manchester United player ratings

Man-for-man marking from Goodison Park

Marouane Fellaini rises high to head in Everton’s winner last night at Goodison

Marouane Fellaini gets Everton off to a flyer as Robin van Persie left on the bench by Manchester United

Everton 1 Manchester United 0: Midfielder scores only goal as Everton beat United, who bring on Van Persie to no avail

Robin van Persie with United’s manager, Sir Alex Ferguson

Ferguson expects more up front but lacks in defence

Van Persie set to start on bench for debut as Ferdinand injury leaves United thin at the back

Giggs praised David de Gea’s form 'at a key time'

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea must concentrate on own game warns Edwin van der Sar

Edwin van der Sar hopes the repeated comparisons to his own stellar Manchester United career do not become too much of a burden for David de Gea.

Middlesbrough’s Afonso Alves was a flop after joining in January 2008 for £12m

Proof that January is foolish time to go window shopping

Ferguson's warning that mid-season transfers are risky and lack value is underlined by recent years

Darren Fletcher will take an extended break from the game

Fletcher's career in jeopardy as he fights chronic bowel condition

The Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher looks set to miss the rest of the season at the very least as he battles the chronic bowel condition ulcerative colitis which could prove career-threatening – the latest blow to befall Sir Alex Ferguson's side in the space of a week.

Fletcher has joined Vidic on the sidelines in what is becoming an increasing long injury listFletcher has joined Vidic on the sidelines in what is becoming an increasing long injury list

Fletcher's career in jeopardy as he fights chronic condition

The Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher looks set to miss the rest of the season at the very least as he battles the chronic bowel condition ulcerative colitis which could prove career-threatening – the latest blow to befall Sir Alex Ferguson's side in the space of a week.

Ferguson saw United return to winning ways against Wolves

Squad depth vital says Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson knows he will have to utilise the full depth of his squad as the fixture list picks up over the festive period.

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