United facing new injury setback
The first few matches of the new Premier League season have suggested that Manchester United still possess many of the same frailties in defence and midfield that proved so costly to them last season, and those thinking of betting on the Old Trafford club reclaiming their title with one of the sports betting or online casino gambling sites will have further cause for doubt with the news that another of the club’s defenders – Phil Jones – has now been ruled out of action for a further eight weeks.
While it is true that the 20 year old is not central to the club’s title bid – indeed he has not been able to start a match this season – and the news that he is facing a lengthy recovery time from knee surgery leaves the club even more short of reinforcements at the back.
Most pundits and those wagering on summer transfer dealings on sports bet and best online casino sites would have put money on Sir Alex Ferguson strengthening his team at the back during the summer, but the big money was instead spent on signing Arsenal striker Robin Van Persie. The Dutchman has made a fantastic start to his career with United, but the club has still looked decidedly shaky in defence, which has undermined some of his impact.
The latest injury setback is also a considerable blow for a young player who has found his nascent career afflicted by a serious of niggling injuries, and will leave both United fans, and neutrals who see him as a future England star, hoping that his does not prove to be another promising career blighted by injury. The lay-off means that Jones will also be unavailable for selection for the next two World Cup qualifying matches, against San Marino and Poland, which take place in October. He is currently expected to make his return the following month, and will be hoping that this marks a permanent recovery.