Toe woe for Veron
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The former Lazio man picked up the injury playing for Argentina on Wednesday, and United chief Sir Alex Ferguson feels he could have broken a toe.
The Scot said: "Somebody stood on his toe during Argentina's game in Holland this week and we are waiting to see how he is when we know the results of the scan.
"If it is broken then it could be two to three weeks which would be a blow."
Ferguson was fearful one of his stars would pick up an injury at the Amsterdam ArenA, but he was more worried about Dutch striker Ruud van Nistelrooy.
Ferguson incurred the wrath of Dutch coach Dick Advocaat as he withdrew van Nistelrooy at half-time, but saw his Red Devils team-mate Veron play significantly longer.
Advocaat may well have a wry grin on his face, as the international fixture has caused Ferguson problems.
Veron will definitely miss the weekend FA Cup clash with Arsenal, but more significantly will be out of next Wednesday`s Champions League encounter with Juventus.
The midfield playmaker`s absence from the clash with the Serie A champions could be significant, as he has performed superbly in Europe this term.
Meanwhile, Mikael Silvestre believes the quality at Ferguson`s disposal will secure silverware this term.
The Red Devils are fighting on four fronts, with the league and Worthington Cup adding to the battles in the FA Cup and Champions League.
Silvestre, who recently signed a new deal, believes things are progressing nicely and feels the Old Trafford trophy cabinet will soon be full again.
He told France Football: "There are so many talents in this team and so many international-class players.
"I am certain we will soon win new trophies."
Commenting on his own situation, he added: "It was never my intention to leave because I feel well here.
"When you are in the last year of your contract you always worry if the club wish to keep you or not.
"I was concerned. Fortunately, the club quickly offered me a new contract."