It feels as though Manchester United just cannot catch a break at the moment. Jose Mourinho’s men were banging on the door throughout the game against Burnley but they just couldn’t hit the back of the net. Injuries haven’t helped out their case, and another blow has just been dealt.
The club are without Eric Bailly for about two months, and now another defender is set to join him on the sidelines for a considerable amount of time – Antonio Valencia has had surgery on his broken arm and will be missing for about six weeks. That’s according to The Sun.
You have to say that the Ecuadorian has been one of United’s best players to start off the season, and to lose him for so long is massive – particularly as we enter the hectic part of the campaign.
This latest setback must be a huge concern for Jose Mourinho. He isn’t blessed with a whole host of options in that area of the field, and although Matteo Darmian did well at the weekend against Burnley, there are tougher tests to come for the Italian.