The Straits Times
Published on Nov 27, 2012

Midfielder Anderson hopes for Manchester United chance


MANCHESTER, United Kingdom (AFP) - Midfielder Anderson could return to the Manchester United team at home to West Ham United on Wednesday as injuries and suspensions unsettle the Premier League leaders' squad.

United manager Alex Ferguson has several decisions to make about his starting line-up, with the midfield area particularly problematic.

Paul Scholes is suspended after being booked in the weekend victory over Queens Park Rangers, while Darren Fletcher may be rested, despite scoring against QPR, as he fights his way back from a career-threatening bowel disease.

Winger Antonio Valencia is also expected to miss the visit of Sam Allardyce's team, after being absent from the 3-1 win over Rangers with a hip problem, while fellow wide player Nani has been ruled out with a hamstring complaint.