Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted the club has a load of injuries ahead of this weekend's clash with Aston Villa. As many as eight first team players are either missing or in doubt for the trip to Villa Park with Ferguson set to experiment with a new look arrangement.
"Patrice has an ankle injury which we'll assess," said Fergie. "Rafael has a dead leg, so it's not so bad. He'll miss Saturday of course but he should be ready for the following week."