Argentina defender Walter Samuel will miss Inter Milan's UEFA Champions League match against Manchester United on Tuesday, according to reports. Samuel missed yesterday's 2-1 win at Bologna with a calf injury.

With veteran Italian Marco Materazzi struggling for fitness, Jose Mourinho is likely to pick two from Ivan Cordoba, Cristian Chivu and Nicolas Burdisso to play in the heart of his defence against the reigning European champions. However, Mourinho's problems pale in significance when compared to those of Sir Alex Ferguson, who has only one fit central defender for the match.