Manchester United Update – Key United midfielder out with knee injury

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Manchester United defensive midfielder, Daley Blind suffered a knee injury in the Netherland’s 6-0 win over Latvia in Sunday’s Euro 2016 Qualifier.

Blind went down after Eduards Visnakovs innocuous challenge looked to have jarred the knee of the Manchester United midfielder. Blind was duly substituted and awaits the result of an MRI scan to reveal the extent of the injury.

The injury is exactly what United don’t need after suffering a number of injuries to key defensive players. The Red Devils will once again have to re-shuffle their pack should Blind be out for several weeks.

However, Netherlands boss, Guss Hiddink revealed he was not holding out for much, speaking to Sky Sports, Hiddink said, “I’m rather negative,” he said. “I think it’s a medial ligament that is twisted. It might be a rupture.”

Blind himself posted on his Instagram pasge, “I’m proud of my 25 games for the Dutch national team, but I’m so gutted with my injury… I’ll stay positive (and) will come back stronger! Nevertheless a great win, 6-0!”

United are in an injury crisis currently with Marcos Rojo, David De Gea, Michael Carrick and Phil Jones all out whilst Chris Smalling is suspended. Van Gaal will have a lot of thinking to do before their next Premier League match.