Sport is reporting on Friday that FC Barcelona defenders Pique and Maxwell will sit out Saturday’s friendly with Manchester United after both players sustained minor muscular injuries in training. The Catalan duo will join teammate Carles Puyol in solo recuperative sessions over the next days.
Javier Hernandez, Manchester United’s Mexican attacking starlet, is set to miss Saturday’s match after suffering a concussion in training. He will apparently miss two weeks of action, although Manchester manager Sir Alex Ferguson emphasized that the player will continue to tour and train with his teammates, according to The Guardian. Reports surfacing in Mexico on Friday suggested that the injury could be related to a more serious neurological condition, but these claims remain unsubstantiated.
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