Man Utd winger Nani ruled out for 10 days with hamstring strain

Nani is ruled out of action for 10 days with a hamstring strain, Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson confirms

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Nani looks set to miss 10 days with a groin injury Photo: The Sport Review

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Nani will be out of action for 10 days with a hamstring strain, Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed.

The Portugal winger will sit out this weekend’s trip to Aston Villa but Ferguson played down the seriousness of the injury.

“Nani is out,” said Ferguson. “He has a tight hamstring, I think 10 days should be OK for him as it’s not torn just tight.”

The Manchester United boss, whose side travel to Villa Park on Saturday evening, also confirmed that defender Jonny Evans is a doubt for this weekend’s game due to a groin injury picked up at Braga.

And Ferguson admitted that may force him to deploy Chris Smalling in central defence just three days after his first appearance of the season following his recovery from a metatarsal injury.

“He’s a doubt but not a serious one,” Ferguson said of Evans. “We will monitor him today and hopefully he’s fit, as Chris Smalling had just come back so it’s asking a lot for him to play again.

“A week’s rest would be better for him. If Jonny doesn’t make it then Chris will have to play.”

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