Manchester United have suffered a major blow with the news that midfielder Ashley Young will be missing the rest of the season with a hamstring injury.
Even though the former Aston Villa star has been a bit part player this season, his presence would have been crucial in the final few matches of the season. United have purely focused on the Europa League in the last few weeks, but manager Jose Mourinho is not without his problems even when it comes to winning this competition. United take on Ajax in the final of the competition on May 24. Success in this competition will give United access to the Champions League group stages next season.
Young came extremely close to leaving the club during the January transfer window, but mounting injuries meant that Jose Mourinho kept him out of the club. This decision proved valuable, as Young player in several key games in the months of March and April – including the 2-0 win over Chelsea.
ust when it seemed that the England star would be able to claim a regular first-team spot at the club, he has suffered a hamstring injury that will effectively ruled him out of the campaign since it would take three or four weeks to cure. Young has featured in 12 league matches with eight of them coming from the start.
The England star is not the only injury concern for United, as they are paying the price for playing numerous matches over the course of the campaign. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo, and Phil Jones are some of the names on the sidelines. Youngster Timothy Fosu-Mensah made a huge impression during the last campaign under Louis van Gaal. Even though he has found first-team opportunities limited this season, he has also been ruled out due to a new injury. The Dutchman has played only six minutes of league football this season.