The problems continue to accumulate at Manchester United with the injury to defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka, which occurred on Saturday and which risks keeping him away from the field for “several weeks”, the English club announced on Monday, at the very complicated start of the season. on and off the field.
The right back, who came on in the 85th minute during the 3-1 defeat against Brighton, “should remain on the sidelines for a while,” Manchester United said on Monday, two days before a trip to Munich for challenge Bayern at the opening of the Champions League. “Further examinations will be necessary to determine the duration of Wan-Bissaka's unavailability, but initial indications suggest that it will be several weeks,” said the club from the northwest of England.
The absence of Wan-Bissaka further weakens a defense weakened by the injury of Raphaël Varane, usual starter in the center, and those of left-backs Luke Shaw and Tyrell Malacia. Midfielder Mason Mount is also unavailable after being injured last month at Tottenham (2-0 defeat). Coach Erik Ten Hag cannot count on Jadon Sancho, dismissed for disciplinary reasons, nor on Antony, kept away from the group after accusations of domestic violence.
The Red Devils are coming off a successful season under the baton of the Dutch technician, but the start of the 2023/2024 financial year was weighed down by very disappointing results. They appear in 13th place in the Premier League standings after five days (two wins and three defeats).