Double injury blow for United

Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes could face up to eight weeks on the sidelines after injuring himself during the side's 3-0 win away at Aalborg. The former England international was stretchered off after just 15 minutes of the game in Denmark last night with what looks to be knee ligament damage.

"It's difficult to say how serious it is but it looks like the medial ligament, in which case it will be six to eight weeks," said United boss Sir Alex Ferguson. United are already without midfielder Michael Carrick for at least another month so the loss of Scholes certainly doesn't help Ferguson in picking the midfield.

I personally feel this could mean a starting role for Scottish midfielder Darren Fletcher for the next few weeks anyway. United striker Wayne Rooney was also taken off during the game last night with a suspected ankle injury. His injury is not thought to be as bad as Scholes' but he may miss the side's trip to Blackburn at the weekend.