Season Over: Man Utd Suffer Fresh Injury Blow Ahead Of Celta Vigo Clash

By on May 10, 2017

Manchester United have suffered a fresh injury blow ahead of their game against Celta Vigo with Ashley Young ruled out for the rest of the season with a hamstring problem, according to a report in the Mirror.

Young pulled up holding the back of his thigh just 11 minutes after being introduced as a late substitute during United’s 1-0 win over Celta Vigo in their Europa League semi-final first leg last Thursday.

The versatile midfielder limped off after receiving treatment and was forced to miss Sunday’s 2-0 Premier League defeat to Arsenal at the Emirates as United’s medical team conducted further tests.

The Mirror are now reporting that the results are in and scans have confirmed that Young has suffered a hamstring strain that will rule him out for the rest of the season.

The news will come as another blow to Jose Mourinho as the United boss has seen his squad stretched by a series of untimely injury problems in recent months.

Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Paul Pogba and Juan Mata all made their injury returns recently but Luke Shaw has seen his campaign ended while Marcos Rojo, Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are also out for the rest of the season with serious injuries.

Young isn’t the first name on the team sheet and struggled to even make the squad during the first half of the season, but the 31-year-old has found himself back in favour in recent months.

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The former England international has started in six of United’s last nine league games and has played in a variety of positions including right-back, left-back and on the wing so he’s a very useful squad member to have around during the busy run-in.

However, Young may now have played his last game for the club as his United contract expires next month and no extension has been agreed as yet.

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