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Posted 02 March 2012 4:09pm
Harry Redknapp is positive on the chances of Rafa van der Vaart, Gareth Bale, Kyle Walker and Ledley King being fit to face United on Sunday.
Flying winger Gareth missed out on Wales’ friendly against Costa Rica on Wednesday after feeling tightness in his hamstring.
“We’ll wait to see how he is, but he should be okay,” reported Harry on Friday. “He hasn’t got a tear in his hamstring, just a little tightness. It shouldn’t be a problem.”
Rafa and Kyle also withdrew from international action in midweek after suffering ankle problems at Arsenal. Indeed, Kyle picked up his injury in training last Friday, managed to start at the Emirates, only to damage it again.
Ledley also felt his hamstring in the latter stages at Arsenal and came off with 10 minutes remaining.
“Rafa will train today and feels a lot better,” added Harry. “Kyle’s okay, he should be fit and Ledley’s not bad, hopefully he will come out to train tomorrow and we’ll see how he is.”
We do have a notable absentee from this huge clash though as Scott Parker is suspended after being sent off at Arsenal.
“It’s a blow for us, Scotty’s been in great form,” said Harry.
“But we’ve got Sandro and Jake Livermore and it’s a chance for them to step up to the plate and do the job.”