United's Nani dislocates shoulder in Community Shield

09 August 2009 05:22
Manchester United's Portuguese midfielder Nani could miss the start of the Premier League season after dislocating his shoulder during Sunday's Community Shield against Chelsea at Wembley.

Nani, who scored the opening goal in the Wembley showpiece that ended 2-2 before Chelsea won on penalties, left the field in obvious pain after 60 minutes clutching his arm and was replaced by new signing Antonio Valencia.

"He has dislocated his shoulder and the worrying thing was is that we couldn't put it back in straight away," United manager Alex Ferguson told reporters, without confirming how long Nani would be out for.

"He will definitely not play for Portugal in the week."

United begin the defence of their Premier League crown next weekend against promoted Birmingham City.

(Reporting by Martyn Herman, editing by Pritha Sarkar)

Source: Eurosport