Aston Villa ace suffers setback

The Dane believed he could be back for the clash with Manchester United on 5th April, but that will be out of the question.

Aston Villa boss Martin O’Neill said: “Martin has had a bit of a setback. He was doing fine and then his knee got a bit sore and puffed up a little bit after training.

“Hopefully it will only be a three or four-day setback. But any setback at this stage would be a genuine one simply because of Martin’s importance to the team.

“Maybe his enthusiasm was too strong – he was possibly doing too much, too soon. But we will see.

“He may even have been ahead of schedule at one stage – so we just hope it’s a minor setback at the moment.”