United pair to miss Swansea
Ferguson full of praise for Sunday's opponents
Last Updated: May 3, 2012 11:20am
Manchester United duo Danny Welbeck and Jonny Evans will not be fit in time for Swansea's visit Old Trafford on Sunday.
Evans picked up an injury in the build-up to Monday's defeat at Manchester City and was replaced by Chris Smalling, who was culpable for Vincent Kompany's winner.
And although Sir Alex Ferguson told reporters the Northern Ireland international is "improving a little bit", he admitted the centre-back will not be fit for Sunday's game.
Welbeck was thought to be out for longer after leaving the Etihad Stadium on crutches following a challenge from Nigel De Jong.
But fears the 21-year-old striker could miss the rest of the season, as well as England's Euro 2012 campaign, have eased.
"He is out," added the United boss on Welbeck. "He got injured on Monday. Hopefully he will be ready for the Sunderland game."
Before the Red Devils travel to the Stadium of Light on the final day they welcome Swansea to Old Trafford on Sunday, knowing that a defeat could see them effectively surrender the title to rivals City this weekend.
Ferguson is full of praise for the way Brendan Rodgers' side have come up from the Championship and survived playing a passing game.
"The way Swansea have played this season has been admirable," said Ferguson.
"I went to see them last weekend. They want to play football. The manager has stuck by his principles and they've had a fantastic season."