Heinze set for long-awaited comeback

April 21, 2006

Gabriel Heinze is set to make his first appearance since September when he turns out for Manchester United's reserves on Saturday.

The 28-year-old defender has not played since he suffered cruciate knee-ligament damage in the Red Devils' Champions League clash with Villarreal on September 14 last year.

The Argentinian's absence was described by manager Sir Alex Ferguson as 'a bad blow' and it coincided with a run of poor form for United.

It has also thrown into doubt his participation in the World Cup with Argentina.

However, Heinze is set to make his long-awaited comeback to action when United's reserves look to seal the Reserve League title against Aston Villa.