Knee injury to sideline Manchester United's Shinji Kagawa for three to four weeks

Kagawa out for three weeks

Shinji Kagawa has been ruled out by a knee injury suffered against Braga

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Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa has been ruled out for three to four weeks by a knee injury.

The Japan star, 23, twisted awkwardly during Tuesday's thrilling 3-2 comeback win over Braga in the Champions League and subsequent scans have confirmed damage to the ligaments.

Kagawa has made an encouraging start to life at Old Trafford since signing from Borussia Dortmund over the summer in a deal set to rise to £17m, and his absence is likely to result in Tom Cleverley starting further forward in Sunday's clash with Chelsea.

Better news for Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson comes in the forms of Chris Smalling and Phil Jones, who will return to training next week having finally overcome a broken metatarsal and knee trouble respectively.