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Sir Alex Ferguson has described as “disgraceful” the challenge on Nani by Liverpool’s Jamie Carragher which has left the Manchester United winger sidelined for today’s FA Cup meeting with Arsenal and facing daily monitoring of the deep wound on his left shin.

Ferguson, who spoke to the media for the first time on Friday since being charged with improper conduct by the Football Association for comments about referee Martin Atkinson more than a week ago, admitted that Nani was unlikely to return until early next month as a result of the injury sustained during the 3-1 defeat at Anfield last Sunday.

Carragher was only booked for the challenge by referee Phil Dowd, but post-match attempts by the defender to apologise to Nani resulted in him being sent away from the United dressing-room.

“Obviously it was a disgraceful tackle, we know that, but you just move on.” Ferguson said. “The wound was too wide [to stitch].

“We sent him to hospital to see what they could do, and our own doctor and the surgeon there managed to get it stitched up, which was fantastic, the best news we could have got. The alternative would have been to wait and just let it heal.

“The problem with that is infection and we’re still worried about infection. He has to have it examined every day and make sure there’s no moisture in it, that it dries up quickly. If it dries up quickly, we’ve got a better chance.

“To give you a date when he’s coming back is very difficult to say. On the plus side we have a two-week international break after next Saturday, but whether we can get him for the Bolton match [March 19] is difficult to say.”

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