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After a poor start to the season, the problems at Man Utd continue to worsen with the news that Aaron-Wan Bissaka has been ruled out for two months. The right-back only came on for the final five minutes in Saturday’s loss to Brighton but it was enough time for him to sustain a serious hamstring injury that will keep him out until the end of November.
Wan-Bissaka has been one of the few bright sparks in United’s season so far and it was a surprise when he was named on the bench against Brighton. Rumours now suggest that the 25-year-old didn’t start as a precautionary measure which begs the question of why he was brought on with five minutes to go when the Reds were already 3-1 down.
The injury means that Erik Ten Hag now only has Diogo Dalot and new singing, Sergio Reguilon as recognised fit full-backs in his squad. Luke Shaw has been ruled out for several months while it is unclear when Tyrell Malacia will be ready to return to action after sustaining a serious injury in pre-season.
The United squad will travel to Munich today ahead of their Champions League opener with Bayern Munich. Following rumours of dressing room bust-ups, Ten Hag would do anything for a positive result in Germany but he will have to do it without his most reliable right-back.
Official: Aaron Wan-Bissaka is set to be out for several weeks after sustaining an injury against Brighton pic.twitter.com/1hnfssmljk
— utdreport (@utdreport) September 18, 2023
Man Utd injuries: The full list
Aaron Wan-Bissaka – Hamstring
Wan-Bissaka suffered a hamstring injury in United’s 3-1 loss to Brighton and isn’t expected to return to action until the end of November.
Raphael Varane – knock
Varane was forced off at halftime of United’s victory over Nottingham Forest in August with a knock and has been missing from action ever since. He is now back in training and could make his return against Bayern Munich.
Luke Shaw – Muscular
Luke Shaw sustained a serious muscle injury in United’s defeat at Tottenham and he is expected to be out until at least Christmas. His injury sparked an end-of-the-window panic from the club to bring another left back in.
Sofyan Amrabat – Back
United’s deadline-day signing is still nursing a back injury that kept him out of action for Morocco at the recent international break. He is back in individual training and could make his debut against Burnley next weekend.
Mason Mount – Hamstring
Mason Mount suffered a hamstring injury in United’s loss to Tottenham and was originally expected to be out for six weeks. He is seemingly ahead of schedule and returned to full training ahead of the match against Bayern Munich.
Mason Mount and Raphaël Varane taking part in #mufc’s open training session this morning.
— UtdDistrict (@UtdDistrict) September 19, 2023
Tyrell Malacia – Unknown
Luke Shaw’s deputy, Tyrell Malacia, was ruled out for a lengthy period after he sustained an unknown injury on the club’s pre-season tour. It is unclear at this point when he will return but Ten Hag will be eager for it to be sooner rather later given the issues at full-back.
Kobbie Mainoo – Ankle
Kobbie Mainoo has been tipped for big things and shone on United’s pre-season tour before suffering an ankle injury against Real Madrid. Ten Hag is understood to be high on the youngster and he is expected to get significant playing time when he returns.
Amad – Knee
After an impressive loan spell at Sunderland, Amad returned to United with a point to prove. Unfortunately, he picked up a knee injury in pre-season and is still several weeks away from a return to training.
Tom Heaton – Calf
United’s third-choice keeper sustained a calf injury in pre-season and is yet to return to training. With Andre Onana set to go to the African Cup of Nations after Christmas, Heaton may well be needed this season.
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