Ryan Giggs is hoping Manchester United can use the international break to ease their growing injury crisis in defence after both John O'Shea and Rafael Da Silva suffered hamstring injuries during the Champions League victory over Marseille.
United's 2-1 win at Old Trafford was enough to send them into the last eight but the victory came at a cost with O'Shea and Rafael (pictured above) joining Nemanja Vidic (calf) and Rio Ferdinand (calf) on the sidelines.
It doesn't augur well for Saturday's Premier League clash against Bolton, but winger Giggs is hopeful the problems will ease.
He said: "The international break is coming at a good time. We have a tough game against Bolton on Saturday and if we can hopefully get through that then we have two weeks to get more bodies back. I hope that’s the case.
"We know with the FA Cup, the league and the Champions League that we will need to use our squad. So we need our players back - we will need all our 25 players to play a part.
"We’re going for three competitions and it’s always going to be tough – but we’ll go for it."