Moyes faces sweat over trio for Real Sociedad tie

Tom Cleverley is an injury worry for manager David Moyes. Picture: Getty
Tom Cleverley is an injury worry for manager David Moyes. Picture: Getty
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DAVID Moyes’ Manchester United side piled the pressure on Martin Jol with a 3-1 victory at Craven Cottage. But Moyes was more concerned about injuries to Jonny Evans, Rafael and Tom Cleverley.

United welcome Arsenal to Old Trafford before the international break, but first head to San Sebastian to face Real Sociedad in the Champions League.

“It will be a difficult game against Sociedad,” manager David Moyes said ahead of tomorrow’s match. “To go and play a team in Spain that have qualified for the Champions League will be a hard test. We will go there and, hopefully, try to get a result that can continue our good form in the group.”

United may be without Evans, Rafael and Cleverley after the trio were forced off injured at half-time against Fulham.

“It was three injuries,” Moyes said. “Actually, we had four with Patrice Evra taking a knock just before half-time.

“Jonny Evans’ back seized up, Rafael has gone over on his ankle and Tom Cleverley had double vision.

“It’s the first time I’ve ever had to make three [substitutions] at half-time.

“Sometimes, maybe the team in the past has not played well and I might have had to do it but it certainly wasn’t because of that [against Fulham] – it was down to injuries. I just have to hope they are okay.”

Fulham paid the price on Saturday for a woeful 13-minute period in the first half, with Antonio Valencia, Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney netting in quick succession.