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Manchester United defender John O’Shea’s season looks to be over. O'Shea has suffered complications to the leg injury he sustained playing for the Republic of Ireland in France two months ago. United boss Sir Alex Ferguson said: “He’s got a terrible injury at the moment. “The problem is that the blood clot became all knotted and when it gets knotted you get calcification, so therefore it’s a long process. He’s probably out for the season now,” added the United boss. “It’s a bad blow for the boy and for the team because he can play anywhere.”
Paul O'Hehir, Daily Mirror
The fallout from Tuesday's Carling Cup semi-final, first leg at Eastlands continues to dominate the back pages. Carlos Tevez appears in several, and the ex-United striker insists he still has respect for his former club. "For me, I admit it was aimed at the Manchester United management," he says, of his celebrations. "There is a message there but, no, it was not malicious. I respect everybody at United. The players and the manager. But these things are part of the theatre of football."
The Daily Mail claims Danny Simpson's move to Newcastle has been held up because of an ankle injury, but the defender actually completed a deal on Wednesday evening.