Man United are sweating on the fitness of Aaron Wan-Bissaka ahead of the season opener against Leeds United.
Apparently, when it rains, it pours. Following Dean Henderson’s fitness being up in the air after contracting COVID-19, Manchester United having another treatment table issue to worry about.
This time, it’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka dealing United an injury concern. The story comes from ESPN, who states that the key defender has suffered a problem in training.
Although Wan-Bissaka has travelled to Scotland for United’s training camp, the defender has been placed on an individual training programme.
There is some good news, though, with United ‘hopeful’ their star right-back will be fit and available to play against Leeds United in under two weeks’ time.
Wan-Bissaka, who was amongst United’s leaders in terms of minutes in 2020/21, has featured in all three pre-season games so far.
However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be feeling slightly concerned. Full-back is an area where United aren’t blessed with incredible depth, particularly with Alex Telles sidelined for the foreseeable future. Then you have both Brandon Williams and Diogo Dalot, whose futures at Old Trafford is far from secure.
Although it looks like Wan-Bissaka should be fit, you don’t really want to be heading into a new season nursing injury issues. It never bodes well over the course of a long, hard season, and although Wan-Bissaka is a tough lad, this isn’t an ideal situation.
Hopefully, Wan-Bissaka is feeling better in the not too distant future and ideally, he’ll play some part against Everton this coming weekend – which is United’s final pre-season fixture before the serious stuff gets going a week later.
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