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 10 (3)
Goals 4
Assists 2
Yellows 2
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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