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Kagawa set for second month out injured

Published on Nov 20, 2012 5:59 AM
Manchester United's Shinji Kagawa reacts to an injury during their Champions League Group H soccer match against Braga at Old Trafford in Manchester, northern England, October 23, 2012. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom (AFP) - Shinji Kagawa, Manchester United's Japan midfielder, faces at least another four weeks out of action according to manager Alex Ferguson.

Kagawa has been sidelined since suffering a knee injury against Braga in the Champions League at Old Trafford last month.

Initially, Ferguson said he thought Kagawa would be back playing within four or five weeks.

But, speaking ahead of Tuesday's Champions League match away to Galatasaray in Istanbul, Ferguson told United's website: "Shinji's progress has been quite slow actually.

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