London, Oct 19(ANI): Manchester United’s new medical facility, that is set to be open on boss Sir Alex Ferguson’s 26th anniversary at the club on November 5 at their Carrington training base, has been tipped to identify potential injuries to players six months before they actually transpire.
Ferguson is confident that United will expel their injury misery with the opening of a new 25 million pound medical centre.
Last season, United were top of the Premier League injury list with 39 significant problems with those lasting for at least two weeks while champions Manchester City fared the best, with just seven injuries lasting that long, the Daily Mirror reports.
For United that amounted to a total of 1,681 days lost to injury while City’s remarkably low injury count cost Roberto Mancini’s squad just 186 days in comparison.
United currently have five players sidelined with injury, including defensive trio Nemanja Vidic, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones, wingers Ashley Young and Antonio Valencia and keeper Anders Lindegaard.
But United hope to address that with a new partnership with Toshiba, who will provide the equipment for a centre that has been billed as the most comprehensive medical facility in world football.
The first of its kind in the Premier League, it will enable United to fast-track players back to fitness and identify potential injuries up to six months before they occur, through ground-breaking technology.
Fitted with CT and MRI scanners and other cutting-edge equipment as part of a five-year agreement with Japanese company Toshiba, the centre will mean United will no longer have to rely on nearby hospitals for emergency like situation during major injuries. (ANI)