Earlier this week, Aaron Wan-Bissaka had to pull out of England duty with a back injury. At that point, the severity of the issue wasn’t really clear.
Late last night, The Telegraph gave us another update, and it’s a slightly concerning one.
The key United man may have to play through the back injury, with Wan-Bissaka to be monitored before it is decided whether the 21-year-old can play against Leicester City on September 14th.
Apparently, it’s thought that the right-back can play through the problem – but it’ll have to be managed correctly in between games…
It’s a shame because Wan-Bissaka was set for his England debut but now that obviously won’t happen during this international break.
I’m also concerned about playing through injury. At the elite level, your body is under plenty of stress. Is it really smart to put his back under more intense pressure?
If it means Wan-Bissaka missing a game or two then so be it, but I’d much prefer to have a healthy right-back than one who’s struggling throughout the season.
United’s injury problems are starting to mount up quickly, and this is the problem with having such a small squad. Maybe finally it’s time for Ole Gunnar Solskajer to call on youth? Brandon Williams or Ethan Laird, anyone?