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Sunderland want Kuszczak
Sunderland are considering an emergency loan move for Manchester United goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak. Manager Steve Bruce has admitted the club may seek special dispensation after Simon Mignolet underwent surgery on the badly broken nose he suffered during Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Aston Villa. Keiren Westwood came on at Villa, but Bruce is still short of keepers with Craig Gordon yet to resume training and Trevor Carson out with a back injury. Kuszczak, 29, also a target for Doncaster, is frustrated at becoming fourth choice at United behind David de Gea, Anders Lindegaard and Ben Amos.
The Mail have also run news that came out of Sir Alex's press conference last Friday. They claim defender Rafael could return from three months out with a shoulder problem with United's Reserves meet Everton on Thursday. He's not played since picking up an injury on the training ground in the week following the Reds' August Community Shield win.
Meanwhile, the Daily Star claim Rio Ferdinand is "facing a losing battle to save his Manchester United career". Jeremy Cross claims: "Ferdinand is no longer one of Fergie’s first-choice defenders and the veteran is facing up to the prospect that this season could be his last with the champions."