Alejandro Garnacho left Old Trafford on crutches after Manchester United draw blank
In an entertaining game that had 27 attempts from both sides combined, it finished goalless with teams going in disappointed. United might be the happier of the two sides because they played more than an hour with 10 men after Casemiro was sent off following a reckless tackle on Carlos Alcaraz.
Late in the second half. Garnacho was driving with the ball in the Southampton box. Kyle Walker-Peters made an excellent recovery tackle to put the ball out for the corner. In making the tackle, the Saints right-back trapped one ankle of Garnacho.
As a result, the Argentine sensation was in a lot of pain and could not continue for much longer. Fred eventually replaced him for the latter stages of the match.
Knowing that the 18-year-old left the stadium on crutches, it is clear that he cannot put any weight on that foot. While we are not doctors here, it isn’t tough to envisage that the player is in a lot of pain and could be out of action for a few weeks.
With our squad threadbare in the attacking department, potentially losing a winger for a few weeks might not be good news.
The timing of the injury could be good as we will have a March international break after next Sunday. So, if Garnacho is fit in three weeks’ time, he would only miss the next two games.
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But, all that can only be confirmed after the scans are done. Till then, the fans will anxiously wait for the diagnosis with the hope that it isn’t anything serious. The next two games before the break are against Real Betis and Fulham in the Europa League and the FA Cup respectively.