Hernandez and Cleverley on comeback trail

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Manchester United stars Tom Cleverley and Javier Hernandez are on the comeback trail, with the two revealing that they’re recovering from injury quicker than expected.

Cleverley sustained ligament damage in a challenged with Bolton’s Kevin Davies in early September, while Hernandez feared the worst after Ashley Cole hit his shin in the Chelsea match-up on Sunday.

But Cleverley says he is feeling good and continuing to work hard on returning within the next three to four weeks.

“I'll keep working hard and hopefully I'll be back soon,” Cleverley told Sky Sports News.

"It's not too bad. I should only be out for three or four weeks."

'Chicharito' is also looking at a positive road to recovery with his injury, with agent Eduardo Hernandez saying that the diagnosis was much better than United initially thought.

"It's just a bump, nothing more," Eduardo said. "It looked like (his absence) was longer, they were looking for a fracture, that's why they ran those tests on him.

"I expect him to be training without incident on Wednesday."


Cole's tackle on Hernandez over the weekend, where United eventually won the match 3-1, was described by Sir Alex Ferguson as ‘shocking’.

United face Leeds tonight without Hernandez, but the striker is hoping to be back on the pitch before the Red Devils take on Stoke away this weekend, in what will no doubt be a tough match at the Britannia Stadium.

Danny Welbeck has a chance to start tonight as well, and after suffering from a hamstring problem three weeks ago, the young striker is hopeful of getting another chance to prove himself in the United shirt.

"I trained late last week and had a little rest on Sunday before coming back in again on Monday. I'm feeling good,” Welbeck said.

"I don't know the squad yet for Leeds but, if I'm called upon, I'm always prepared to be there as I feel ready. I wouldn't be training if I wasn't."

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