Silvestre adds to United injury list

"It's been a bad week, apart from the results," said Manchester United FC manager Sir Alex Ferguson after learning of Mikaël Silvestre's dislocated shoulder.

Manchester United FC have confirmed that defender Mikaël Silvestre dislocated his right shoulder in last night's 1-0 UEFA Champions League victory against LOSC Lille Métropole.

Awkward fall
Silvestre fell awkwardly after jumping for the ball with Lille defender Efstathios Tavlaridis at Old Trafford and the suspected injury was confirmed by a hospital visit. The setback, which took some of the gloss off United's move into the quarter-finals, is the latest in an injury crisis facing the Premiership leaders. "In the space of a week we have lost five or six players," said United manager Sir Alex Ferguson. "It's been a bad week for us, apart from the results."

Larsson goes home
Frenchman Louis Saha (hamstring) is out for at least four weeks, fellow striker Ole Gunnar Solskjær (knee) will be missing until the end of the month and midfielder Darren Fletcher (ankle) has been sidelined for two months. Defender Patrice Evra also missed Wednesday's game after an injury in training, while Swedish forward Henrik Larsson, who scored the winner, is about to return to Helsingborgs IF in Sweden after his loan spell.

Athens draw
Manchester United will learn their UEFA Champions League quarter-final opponents at a ceremony in Athens on Friday (from 12.00CET), with matches in the last eight scheduled for 3/4 and 10/11 April.

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