Manchester United’s top scorer Dimitar Berbatov is a worry this week for Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson after suffering a groin injury.
The Bulgarian striker missed out on the club’s midweek clash against Newcastle due to a struggle with a virus, but after picking up a slight groin strain, the striker could miss out on United’s weekend Premier League encounter with Everton. Berbatov will also be a doubt for next weeks crucial Champions League away match against German team Schalke 04.
Berbatov has certainly featured less often in the Manchester United line up of late, with wonder boy Javier Hernandez being a favourite selection of Ferguson to play alongside superstar Wayne Rooney. However, an injury to the striker will be a concern for the manager, as his options up front would be limited for the upcoming fixtures.
However, on the positive side, the club will welcome back full back Rafael Da Silva this week, who has missed out on the last four games due to a hamstring injury. The Brazilian has been in good form recently, and has shown that he can slot comfortably into the Manchester United first team on a regular basis.
The club will also soon see a return for Scottish midfielder Darren Fletcher, who has been ill recently with a virus.
“Darren Fletcher is back training, he should be available again in 10 days”, the Red Devils gaffer said.
“He’s excelled in big games over the years. When he’s fit, he’ll come straight back into the team.
“Rafael is back in the squad. Berbatov has a slight groin strain, we’ll see how he is tomorrow. Otherwise, everyone is fine.”
The manager will need a full strength squad in the coming weeks with important Champions League matches coming up, and the race for the Premier League title intensifying, with just five league games remaining.