Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that defender Jonny Evans will not be part of the Manchester United squad for the match against Swansea on Sunday.

This is a key match for Manchester United knowing that they must win in order to stay in touch with Manchester City at the top of the table, and possibly overtake their arch rivals if they slip up against Newcastle earlier in the day. However, they will have to be without Jonny Evans for the match against Swansea. Sir Alex Ferguson will also be hoping to score a lot of goals against Swansea, which might also help Manchester United’s attempts to overtake City at the top of the table.

Ferguson revealed during the week that United should not have been in such a position given their lead over City only a month ago. United had an eight point advantage over City after their arch rivals lost at the hands of Arsenal. However, since then United have been beaten by Wigan and Manchester City, while they have also surrendered a two-goal advantage at the hands of Everton at home. It has meant that City will go into the two remaining Premier league games against Newcastle and QPR knowing that they can win the title if they better Manchester United’s results.

“He has improved a little bit but (will) not (be fit) for Sunday. He is out. He got injured on Monday. Hopefully he will be ready for the Sunderland game. We have to get over the disappointment of Monday. It was a blow to us. It has put us on the back foot. We can only do what we can do,” said Sir Alex Ferguson regarding the fitness of both Jonny Evans and Danny Welbeck. Danny Welbeck was injured after a challenge from Nigel de Jong in the Manchester derby.