English Premiership

Young suffers toe injury

2011-10-28 18:18
Ashley Young

Manchester - Manchester United winger Ashley Young has picked up a toe injury before the Premier League champions seek to soothe the pain of last week's thrashing by Manchester City with a trip to Everton on Saturday.

United, who were stunned 6-1 by their neighbours and league leaders last weekend for their first defeat at Old Trafford for 18 months, go to Goodison Park looking to put that behind them.

Alex Ferguson's side did return to winning ways with an expected and straightforward 3-0 win at League Two (fourth division) Aldershot in the League Cup midweek but are still feeling the sting of their first defeat of the season.

"It's been a tough week for everyone, it was a bad result. We have to get over that, that's the name of the game ... So we kick on," Ferguson told his regular Friday news conference.

"Hopefully we can recover from the disappointment of last week. It's something we've done over the years well, we'll have to do it again, nothing changes in football.

"The challenge is always there to be the very, very best which we hope we can do now."

Ferguson will decide later in the day whether Young will be fit for the trip, which defender Jonny Evans will miss following his red card against City.

"Ashley Young has got a toe injury. It's nothing serious ... hopefully we have a strong enough squad for tomorrow," Ferguson said.

Midfielder Tom Cleverley, who made a promising start to the season by forcing his way into the first team before damaging ligaments in his ankle last month, returned to action against Aldershot and could feature against Everton.

"Tom played his first game on Tuesday night ... he had been training for about 10 days so he was in good physical condition for it," Ferguson said of the 22-year-old who signed a new four-year deal earlier this month.

"Given we've got a game tomorrow, an hour (against Aldershot) was just about right for him."

United striker Wayne Rooney faces his former club and the one he supported as a youngster and Ferguson was expecting him to get his usual reception from the home crowd.

"Every time he makes a challenge he's going to be booed," he said.

Second-placed United, who have 20 points from nine games, trail City by five points and are one point ahead of third-placed Chelsea and fourth-placed Newcastle United who both have 19.

"It's never is an easy game at Everton," Ferguson added.

Everton were 3-1 down in this fixture last term going into injury time but scored twice to draw 3-3 and have not lost at home to United for the last three seasons.

NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
30 September 2016
Everton v Crystal Palace, Goodison Park 21:00
01 October 2016
Swansea City v Liverpool, Liberty Stadium 13:30
West Ham United v Middlesbrough, Olympic Stadium 16:00
Sunderland v West Bromwich Albion, Stadium of Light 16:00
Hull City v Chelsea, The KC Stadium 16:00
Watford v Bournemouth, Vicarage Road 16:00
02 October 2016
Manchester United v Stoke City, Old Trafford 13:00
Leicester City v Southampton, King Power Stadium 15:15
Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City, White Hart Lane 15:15
Burnley v Arsenal, Turf Moor 17:30
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Will Jose Mourinho lead Manchester United to the English Premiership title in 2016/17?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

Big month in the world of golf as the FedEx Cup concludes on the PGA Tour, the Race to Dubai gathers steam on the European Tour and the Sunshine Tour offers local golfers the chance to bank some cash. Oh, and not forgetting the USA v Europe Ryder Cup showdown at Hazeltine!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.