Young ruled out for United after Lloris challenge

Fri Jan 3, 2014 2:54pm EST
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(Reuters) - David Moyes has extra cause to rue the controversial challenge on Ashley Young by Tottenham Hotspur keeper Hugo Lloris after ruling the winger out of his side's FA Cup clash against Swansea City on Sunday with a shoulder injury.

Young was sent tumbling as United pushed for an equalizer in Wednesday's 2-1 home Premier League defeat by Spurs - a rash challenge that manager Moyes and his opposite number Tim Sherwood both thought should have resulted in a penalty.

Moyes must now cope without the England international, who injured his shoulder when falling awkwardly.

"We've got a few injuries and one is (from) the challenge the keeper made on Ashley Young," Moyes told a news conference.

"It's a shoulder injury and we're not sure exactly how long he's going to be out yet.

"We've got some other injuries as well that we'll just need to look at and see how they are over the next few days."

United's third round tie with Swansea at Old Trafford is followed 48 hours later by a League Cup semi-final, first leg away to Sunderland.

"It's the same for both clubs (United and Sunderland) so there can't be many complaints but I don't think it's right to be asking footballers to play on Sunday and then Tuesday," Moyes said, with Sunderland hosting Carlisle United in the FA Cup.

"They did it over Christmas and I totally understand that and the reasons why. But it's a bit harder to accept at such short notice here," he added.   Continued...

Manchester United manager David Moyes (R) runs onto the pitch as he appeals for a penalty for his player Ashley Young during their English Premier League soccer match against Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford in Manchester, northern England January 1, 2014. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis