Nemanja Vidic, Danny Welbeck, Rio Ferdinand and Tom Cleverley Fitness Updates
Nemanja Vidic, Danny Welbeck, Rio Ferdinand and Tom Cleverley all sat out of Tuesday’s session, but it is unclear whether all four will miss the Champions League visit of the La Liga side.
Team news from Moyes: "There are a few knocks & niggles. Vidic & Rio are making progress, Welbeck & Cleverley have a chance to play." #mufc— Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 22, 2013
United enter a crucial double-header against Sociedad, having acquired four points from their opening two games of the group stage.
Only a point separates the top three in the group, so Moyes knows his team can barely afford to slip up at home to the Spanish visitors.
They did beat Bayer Leverkusen 4-2 in their only European home match under Moyes, so he will hope to repeat that victory on Wednesday.
Who would be the biggest loss?
It would be no surprise to see both players miss the visit of Sociedad.
The absence of Vidic, though, would be a major concern for a United defence that has been porous this season. Without the towering centre-back, Moyes would be forced to use the relatively inexperienced options of Jonny Evans, Chris Smalling or Phil Jones in his back four.
Welbeck would also restrict Moyes’ attacking options were he not to be available, although the England man has hardly been in electric form this season, netting three goals in all competitions for his club.
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