Date: 9th April 2009 at 1:48pm
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Only yesterday I was lamenting the fact that our defenders keep being struck down with frustrating injuries at crucial parts of the season. Of course midfielders are not immune to the curse (Anderson, Hargreaves) and it seems our strikers have a knack of choosing the worst possible time to get injured.

Dimitar Berbatov might be back for the Porto game but certainly no sooner and now it looks like Wayne Rooney will miss Saturday’s visit to Sunderland. The striker left Old Trafford in pain after a blow to the ribs and he’ll have to be assessed carefully before the league game at Sunderland.

I don’t need to stress how absolutely vital it is to win at Sunderland… and now we face the prospect of having to do this with EIGHT first-team players missing. Including the one who is in the best form of all our players…

A full, injury-free squad is such a distant dream that I begin to forget what it was like…