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Moyes: Rafael subbed due to injury, not discipline, and Valencia out too

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David Moyes has revealed more bad news ahead of Manchester United's clash with Bayern Munich, with Rafael a major injury doubt. On the plus side, Antonio Valencia might be out too.

Clive Mason

Manchester United's Champions League tie against Bayern Munich might get a little bit harder as David Moyes revealed that Rafael will be a doubt for the game.

The Brazilian was substituted at half-time in the game against Aston Villa, and although it could have been for his reckless play, Moyes revealed after the game that an injury had forced his withdrawal, with Antonio Valencia also suffering from tendonitis.

With Jonny Evans still looking unavailable, along with Chris Smalling, and Nemanja Vidic in fairly rancid form, things are looking bleak defensively against Bayern. Michael Carrick has not done too badly in the position but he would be a major worry there against Bayern, particularly if Jones had to be moved to right-back in Rafael's stead and Vidic was forced to play in the centre. Oh, and Patrice Evra is suspended too, so it's probably Alexander Buttner at left-back.

Anyone have any bright ideas?