Kagawa setback for Man United

  • Last Updated: October 26 2012, 14:17 BST

Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa is facing three to four weeks on the sidelines because of a knee injury.

Shinji Kagawa: Knee injury

United boss Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed the news at his press conference on Friday morning.

Shinji Kagawa

10. Shinji Kagawa

Title Number
Appearances 36 (9)
Goals 13
Assists 11
Yellows 3
Reds 0
*Current Season

"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.

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.

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