Antonio Valencia to miss Manchester United's Champions League showdown in Marseille

13 January 2011 01:25
Antonio Valencia will miss Manchester United's Champions League clash with Marseille in France next month despite making progress in his recovery from a serious ankle injury.

The Ecuador winger needed surgery to repair the fracture and ligament damage he suffered in a group game against Rangers in September.

Valencia could return in time for the second leg with Marseille but has been ruled out of United's trip to the Stade Velodrome on February 23 in the first knockout round.

Still on the treatment table: Valencia

Manager Sir Alex Ferguson said: 'He's making the progress exactly the way we thought. It's looking like the end of February or beginning of March.

'He should be back training in five to six weeks time, but given the extent of the injury we'll give him more time to get into the full flow of things.'

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Source: Daily_Mail

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