United to take on Chelsea with­out Sc­holes

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - SPORT -

MANCH­ESTER United mid­fielder Paul Sc­holes will miss the Premier League lead­ers’ trip to cham­pi­ons Chelsea to­mor­row with a groin in­jury that will keep him out un­til the New Year, the club said yes­ter­day.

“Sir Alex Fer­gu­son con­firmed Sc­holes is still strug­gling to shake off a nig­gling groin in­jury,” the club said on its web­site (www.manutd.com) about the player who has al­ready been out of ac­tion for around three weeks with the prob­lem.

United have not won in the league at Stam­ford Bridge since 2002 but are full of con­fi­dence af­ter knock­ing Arse­nal off the top of the ta­ble by beat­ing the Londoners 1-0 last week.

“It’s a big one for us,” Fer­gu­son said. “Our record down there has been poor over the last eight years. We’ve man­aged a few draws, but we’ve lost a few too. They’re a tough team to beat on their own ground, their home record tells you that. But I’m go­ing into the game with a strong, con­fi­dent squad. You want to go there in good form and we are in good form.” – Reuters

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