Luis Nani has been one of the in and out players for Manchester United this season, but it has been largely down to the huge number of injury problems he has suffered this season.
However, he is back much earlier than expected for the match against QPR during the weekend. Manchester United will be hosting QPR at Old Trafford. QPR will be fresh from their 2-1 win over third placed Arsenal last weekend, and will be looking to build on this victory at Old Trafford as well. QPR manager Mark Hughes has been speaking about the need to build on this victory, as they failed to do so the last time around when they beat Liverpool 3-2 at Loftus Road.
Luis Nani suffered the ankle injury in the match against Athletic Bilbao. Manchester United were knocked out of the Europa league in the last 16 stage by Athletic Bilbao after quite an impressive performance from their Spanish opponents. However, Sir Alex Ferguson was more worried about the ankle injury suffered by Nani, who is one of the best attacking threats within the United team. Even though the return of Antonio Valencia has helped Ferguson be relieved over the attacking options at United, he will certainly be extremely overjoyed to have Nani back into the team for the match against QPR.
“Mark’s managed quite a few clubs now so he’s not a new manager anymore. He’ll have them well drilled and well prepared, just like the majority of teams that come to Old Trafford. They’ll make it difficult for us,” Sir Alex Ferguson said ahead of the match on the official website of Manchester United. Manchester United have the chance to open an eight point advantage at the top of the table to second placed Manchester City, who will be making a difficult trip to Arsenal.