Manchester United’s horrific injury record has been well documented recently, with Louis van Gaal having to delve deep into the depths of the United reserves at times this season. His injury problems have just got one worse too, and it could be a bad one for young Joe Rothwell.
United’s U21s took on Middlesbrough this evening, in a game which welcomed Wayne Rooney back from the treatment room. However Joe Rothwell’s season could be over, thanks to an horrific tackle from Jonathan Burn.
The Middlesbrough man went straight through Rothwell with his studs showing, and somehow the referee on the night managed to miss the infringement, and didn’t even award a foul.
Hopefully the problem to Rothwell isn’t too serious, as he’s a young man with bags of ability and talent. However injuries and various illnesses have definitely hampered his development, and the young man certainly deserves a little bit of luck.