Dave Posted February 27, 2009 Share Posted February 27, 2009 It looks increasingly likely that some if not all of United's current crop of injury victims will be back in contention for first team recalls during March. First back is Andy Carroll, fit again after picking up an ankle injury in the Tyne-wear derby, while the toe injury Xisco picked up on his reserve debut in early February was diagnosed as requiring a three weeks layoff. The Spanish U21 international however commented on Friday that he hoped to be playing again "within a few weeks". Danny Guthrie meanwhile is expected to have recovered from his hamstring problem just in time to be booed again by home fans at Hull City in a fortnight. Although coach Chris Hughton has moved to dampen speculation that Joey Barton was a fortnight away from, he did confirm that the broken metatarsal victim was expected to feature within four weeks. Michael Owen (ankle/groin) and Habib Beye (ankle) have both set their own return dates of Hull (a) and Arsenal (h) respectively, while forgotten man Nacho Gonzalez is on course to make a return to action after being out since September 2008 with achilles trouble. A bit of positive stuff to look forward to for a change. Two winnable games too. Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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