Fergsuon confirms duo injury boost
Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed that Robin van Persie and Shinji Kagawa are fit for Manchester United's visit of Wigan on Saturday.
The United boss was sweating on his summer signings after they picked up slight injury problems while on international duty with the Netherlands and Japan respectively.
However, following Van Persie and Kagawa's return to United's training ground, Ferguson has revealed that both are available for the Premier League game against the Latics at Old Trafford this weekend.
Defender Chris Smalling is also closing in on a return to action, while Darren Fletcher has been included in the squad as he continues his recovery from illness. But Phil Jones is facing up to 10 weeks out after he recently underwent surgery on a knee injury sustained in training.
"On the injury front, everyone's fit, apart from the ones we know about - Jones and Smalling," Ferguson said at his Friday press conference.
"Jones was a bad blow for us. He got an injury in training last weekend and he'll be out for eight to 10 weeks.
"We expect Smalling to be back training by the end of the month. There's a little bit of comfort in that sense, given our centre-back situation. But with Jonny [Evans] back we're in a better position than we were a couple of weeks ago.
"Darren's in the squad tomorrow, simply because I think it will give him a boost. It's a chance to progress. At this moment in time everything's going fine for him."