Anderson out till February

Updated: November 25, 2011

Manchester United midfielder Anderson has been ruled out till February with a knee injury it has been confirmed.

The Brazilian international picked up the injury during United’s Champions League game with Otelul Galati on November 2nd but his injury has got worse and he has been sent to see a specialist.

Speaking at his weekly press conference, Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed it is a blow and it came as a bit of a shock considering he was first withdrawn from the match as a precaution.

“Anderson is out until February with a knee injury,” Ferguson said.

“He’s been sent to Portugal to see a specialist who operated on him before. Not good news.”

The energetic midfielder as mentioned went to the same specialist two years ago to undergo surgery on a cruciate ligament injury. The news is a big blow for United considering Tom Cleverley is likely to be out till Christmas. When asked whether or not he would look into any signings in the transfer window, Ferguson said he would like to sign two or three particular players but they aren’t available.

“It is easy to say you are going to buy players but it is not easy to buy them for Manchester United, especially in January,” he said.

“I do not see anyone who could make us a better team.

“There are two or three players but they are not available, so there is no point even going there.”

United take on Newcastle this Saturday and Ferguson confirmed that Wayne Rooney would be fit for the game despite missing the Benfica game on Tuesday.

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