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Man Utd boss Ferguson plays down injury worries for Evra, Vidic

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has played down injury fears for defensive pair Patrice Evra and Nemanja Vidic.

Evra was replaced by John O'Shea at half-time of their 5-1 win at Newcastle, while Vidic limped off during the second half, seemingly still feeling the effects of an earlier challenge by Michael Owen.

Ferguson told MUTV: "Patrice wasn't feeling very well. He was sick at half-time so we took him off.

"Then Vida came off. I think he's okay - hopefully it's just a calf strain."

Following the midweek Champions League draw at Lyon, Ferguson made four changes against the Magpies, leaving Ryan Giggs out of his squad entirely.

"Ryan got a kick below the knee on Wednesday," the Reds boss added. "I wasn't going to start him after his exertions against Lyon."

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