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Man Utd star to miss West Ham and Spurs clashes

08:23 16 January 2013

Ashley Young, Manchester United. Photo: Barrington Coombs/EMPICS Sport

Ashley Young, Manchester United. Photo: Barrington Coombs/EMPICS Sport

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Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that Manchester United winger Ashley Young will miss tonight’s FA Cup replay against West Ham and Sunday’s trip to Spurs.

Young was substituted at half time in the Red Devils’ 2-1 win against Liverpool on Saturday.

Ferguson told MUTV: “Young has got a dull knock, a little bit of a strain on the knee, but it’s nothing serious.

“I think he’ll be back next week. Maybe not for Tottenham on Sunday but, the week after, he should be okay.”

On the positive side for Man Utd, Wayne Rooney and Nani will return after their absences.

Rooney has not been seen since suffering a knee injury during training on Christmas Day, meaning he has not had chance to erase the memory of an awful performance at Swansea.

Since then Van Persie has added another six goals to his tally, Javier Hernandez three and Danny Welbeck picked up man-of-the-match honours against Liverpool.

Clearly then, Rooney cannot endure a sluggish return from injury, as has been the case on too many occasions for Ferguson’s liking.

“Wayne coming back is good news,” said Ferguson. “He’s been training for a week and looking good.”

Nani has been out for over two months and with speculation about his future beyond the end of the season remaining intense, he also needs to make an impact following a brief break in Dubai.

“Nani came back from his spell abroad and is really looking very good,” said Ferguson.

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