Sir Alex Ferguson has hinted Danny Welbeck may leaf Manchester United’s attacking unit when they go up against Basel in the Champions League with their place in the knockout stages at stake as Bet365 report free bets on the Champions League.
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With Javier Hernandez and Michael Owen out injured for some time and Wayne Rooney potentially required to drop deep in order to fill the void left by injuries to Anderson and Tom Cleverly, the returning Welbeck may get the nod to start alongside rarely used striker Dimitar Berbatov.
“We think with Hernandez that it’s torn ankle ligaments unfortunately. That will keep him out for a month,” said Ferguson.
“We’re having a torrid time with injuries at the moment but Danny Welbeck came back at Villa, got some time on the pitch, and he gives us an option for Wednesday.
“He’s not had a lot of football recently so it’s something I’ll have to consider.”
“But I thought Nani did all right down the middle and Antonio Valencia also did very well when he came on so we’ve got some options up front. Maybe Berbatov will be fit also.” He added.
Ferguson also hinted he may deploy Phil Jones in midfield alongside Michael Carrick.
United’s indifferent form in European football’s top tier competition has left the scrapping it out for second place in the group alongside Basel, while Benfica can secure top spot in Group C if the claim a likely victory against pointless Otelul Galati.
United could only secure a draw against Benfica last time round while an exciting 3-3 draw with the Swiss side last time round left Ferguson fuming as he lamented his side’s errant defending.
United have picked up just two win in this year’s competition and conceded six goals, already three more than they shipped in last year’s group stages.