Marseille's Andre-Pierre Gignac is out against Manchester United
The French forward is inactive due to a groin injury Reuters

The injury bug has hit Marseille.

Didier Deschamps's side were dealt a blow with news that star forward Andre-Pierre Gignac will miss this Wednesday's Champions League match against Manchester United with a groin injury he sustained in a match against St. Etienne on Saturday.

Gignac was on a roll recently, having scored five goals in five games.

The good news for Deschamps is that forwards Loic Remy and Brandao will both be active for the first leg of the Round-of-16 match against the Premier League titans.

Marseille midfielder Mathieu Valbuena is questionable for the match. Valbuena may also be headed to Manchester United to play for the club, as former Red Devils' star Eric Cantona has recommended signing the 26-year-old French International.

Central defender Rio Ferdinand will not be active for Manchester United as he nurses a calf injury. Chris Smalling will take Ferdinand's place next to Nemanja Vidic. Ji-Sung Park is still nursing a hamstring injury, as well.

Deschamps employes a 4-3-3 formation, while Sir Alex Ferguson periodically goes with a 4-5-1.


Probable Lineups:

G: Mandanda

D: Taiwo, Diawara, M'Bia, Heinze, Cheyrou,

M: Gonzalez, Cisse, Remy

F: Remy, Brandao, Ayew


G: Van der Sar

D: Rafael, Vidic, Smalling, Evra

M: Scholes, Carrick, Fletcher, Giggs, Rooney

F. Nani