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There’s some good news for defense-impaired Manchester United, as Louis van Gaal says the Marcos Rojo’s dislocated shoulder will not need surgery.
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Still, the Red Devils will be without the Argentine back for up to six weeks and are dealing with a red card suspension for Chris Smalling after his foolish second yellow against Manchester City last weekend. With Phil Jones and Jonny Evans still injured, Crystal Palace will like its Old Trafford chances more than ever before.
After the visit from Palace, United’s next six opponents are Arsenal, Hull, Stoke, Southampton, Liverpool and Aston Villa.
But Citizens fans have a fresh injury concern as well, as Man City manager Manuel Pellegrini has revealed that captain Vincent Kompany is out of Saturday’s match against QPR with a calf injury. He joins Aleksandar Kolarov and David Silva and those not ready to go.
City is struggling, having dropped six points behind Chelsea and standing in third (just three points behind Arsenal and West Ham United). They’ll need the international break to help them heal up for matches against Swansea and No. 2 Southampton.