Kagawa could return for United at the weekend

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that midfielder Shinji Kagawa could make his long-awaited return for Manchester United at the weekend as they face West Brom on Saturday.

Speaking to the press ahead of the game, Ferguson said

He [Kagawa] wanted to do a warm-up on Wednesday and we will see what he is like.

I could put him on the bench tomorrow. It depends who we have available.

Kagawa has been out of action for United since he picked up a knee injury in October. The knee injury, which was described as ‘similar to the one Ashley Young had’ was expected to only keep Kagawa out of action for around three to four weeks however the injury, which was sustained against Braga in the Champions League, turned out to be healing slower than first anticipated.

As reported earlier in the week, Manchester United are set to be without Wayne Rooney for up to three weeks however they hope to welcome back Ashley Young and Phil Jones, with Ferguson adding

Ashley is maybe fit and Danny should be.

I will also have to consider people like Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs on age grounds.

Wayne will be out for another one or two games at least, although he was a bit better yesterday.


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Lee Hurley

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