Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 10/26/12
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed Shinji Kagawa is facing three to four weeks on the sidelines because of a knee injury. Ferguson confirmed the news at his press conference on Friday morning. "Kagawa is out for three to four weeks with a knee injury. Playing on Tuesday ( against Braga in the Champions League ) didn't help. It is disappointing," the Scot said of the Japanese midfielder. On a positive note, Ferguson reported that defender Chris Smalling was back in training following a broken metatarsal. "That is a big bonus for us," Ferguson added. "Phil Jones should start (training) a week on Monday as well." Jones suffered a knee injury in training last month. Ferguson welcomed the decision of United defender Rio Ferdinand to put out a statement, along with his brother Anton, on Wednesday night in which they clarified their position over the issue of racism in the game. Both players refused to wear T-shirts in support of the Kick It Out anti-racism ca...
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