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Manchester United midfielder Anderson injures knee; may be out two months *UPDATED*

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According to this report by the Guardian, Manchester United midfielder Anderson suffered a knee injury during the match versus Crawley Town on Saturday, and he potentially may miss two months. The Brazilian was subbed off at halt-time, but there didn't appear to be any indications at the time that he had been injured. Anderson has apparently damaged medial ligaments in his knee, and further tests are being done to assess the extent of the damage. With United being involved in the Premier League title race, UEFA Champions League, and FA Cup, depth becomes a significant issue for the club. They are already dealing with injuries to key figures: Park Ji-Sung (hamstring), Antonio Valencia (broken leg recovery), Rio Ferdinand (calf), Jonny Evans (ankle), Michael Owen (groin), and Owen Hargreaves (whole body seemingly). Anderson was a candidate to start the match at Marseille on Wednesday, a match that manager Sir Alex Ferguson would likely employ three central midfielders. The injury is a big setback to both Anderson and the club, and United will need to find ways to effectively do battle on three fronts during the crucial stretch run of their season. The clubs seeks a record breaking 19th league title, a 4th European championship, and a record 12th FA Cup.  

*UPDATE* According to the club website, Anderson's injury isn't as serious as initially thought. Sir Alex Ferguson said he's flown to Portugal to see a specialist, but he shouldn't be out longer than "maybe two weeks, a maximum of three."