Keeper worry for United
Sir Alex Ferguson admits Edwin van der Sar could miss Man Utd's festive programme with a groin injury.
Last Updated: 23/12/07 5:54pm
Sir Alex Ferguson admits Edwin van der Sar could miss Manchester United's festive programme with a groin injury.
Van der Sar was ruled out of Sunday's 2-1 win at home to Everton with the problem and was replaced by Tomasz Kuszczak in goal.
The veteran Dutch keeper is struggling to feature in any of the champions' matches over the holiday period and has already been ruled out of the Boxing Day game at Sunderland.
However, Rio Ferdinand and Owen Hargreaves, who sat out the Everton win with minor knocks, should be available for the trip to the Stadium of Light.
"We hope Rio and Owen will be ready for Wednesday, but Edwin is out for the next two or three games with a groin injury," Ferguson told MUTV.
Fit and fresh
The Boxing Day game could mark Park Ji-sung's first appearance since suffering a knee injury at the end of March, with Ferguson looking to give his fringe players a chance.
The United boss added: "We'll have a different team and I'll freshen things up a bit with one or two changes.
"I've got players like [Darren] Fletcher, [John] O'Shea, Nani, [Louis] Saha and Ji-sung Park who is back in the squad now.
"They're all fit and fresh, so we've got a few options. I won't make a lot of changes, just one or two."