Man Utd’s Injury Crisis Deepens After Mourinho Confirms Fresh Blow
Man Utd have suffered a fresh injury blow after Jose Mourinho confirmed Timothy Fosu-Mensah picked up an ‘important’ injury during the 0-0 draw at Man City
Manchester United have suffered a fresh injury blow after Jose Mourinho confirmed Timothy Fosu-Mensah picked up an ‘important’ injury during the 0-0 draw at Manchester City, according to the Mirror.
Fosu-Mensah was introduced as a late substitute at the Etihad Stadium last night after replacing Henrikh Mkhitaryan in the 86th minute as Mourinho looked to add more defensive cover following the dismissal of Marouane Fellaini.
However, the 19-year-old managed to pick up an injury during his late cameo after falling awkwardly on his shoulder whilst challenging for a last gasp header as City pushed for a late winner in stoppage time.
Speaking to reporters after the game, Mourinho confirmed that the defender has suffered an ‘important’ injury leading to suggestions Fosu-Mensah has dislocated his shoulder.
Mourinho is quoted as saying by the Mirror:
“Fosu Mensah is injured. He is really injured in the last few moments of the game.
“The last tackle he is on the floor. It is another important injury.
“The team is in trouble, the team has a lot of problems.”
The injury adds to Mourinho’s woes at the back as the United boss is already without Marcos Rojo for the rest of the season after he suffered a knee ligament injury earlier this month.
Chris Smalling is still recovering from a knee injury while Phil Jones is also nursing a foot problem so it means Mourinho is without four of his defensive options now that Fosu-Mensah has joined the injury list.
It’s not just in defence where United have injury problems as Zlatan Ibrahimovic is out for the season with a knee ligament injury and Juan Mata is still recovering from groin surgery.
Paul Pogba also missed last night’s game with a muscle injury and Marouane Fellaini will no be banned for three games after being sent off for headbutting Sergio Aguero last night so United’s squad is being stretched as we head in to the final weeks of the season.
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