United to take care with Saha

United boss wary of injury woes

By Peter Fraser.   Last Updated: 23/10/07 11:37am

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Saha: Injury woes

Saha: Injury woes

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Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson admits the club are going to have to take care with the injury woes of Louis Saha.

The United striker - who has been plagued by injuries during his time at Old Trafford - will again be missing from Ferguson's squad for Tuesday's UEFA Champions League meeting with Dynamo Kiev.

Saha will miss United's trip to Ukraine with a knee injury sustained in the warm-up to the Premier League clash with Wigan earlier this month.

Ferguson has previously spoken of the difficulties in convincing Saha that he is fit to play, but the United boss now appears to be favouring a different approach.

Injury

"Louis got his injury in the Wigan game, now it's just a matter of taking it carefully," Ferguson told the Daily Mail.

"It's nothing different from our normal procedures with him.

"You'd like everyone fit. The starts of our last three or four seasons have been the same, disrupted by injuries.

"We've had to deal with it and this team are dealing with it very well."

Impressive

Ferguson believes that his United side are well equipped to maintain their current run of positive form without Saha, after witnessing the increasingly impressive strike partnership between Carlos Tevez and Wayne Rooney.

"The important thing is to have the squad available and to cope with it, which I think we're doing," Ferguson added.

"This team are coming together and in Tevez and Rooney we have two exceptionally good players who are a real threat to defenders."

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