Ashley Young could miss the rest of Manchester United’s season

by Leo Nieboer

Ashley Young could miss the rest of Manchester United’s season after picking up a hamstring knock during the 1-0 win over Celta Vigo on Thursday night.

The Englishman, who has made 24 appearances this season, came on after 78 minutes as Jose Mourinho’s men searched for another goal following Marcus Rashford‘s opener.

Young was forced off just ten minutes later, however, after an attempted lunge to block a cross led to the 31-year-old pinging his hamstring.

And according to M.E.N’s Samuel Luckhurst, he will miss the rest of Man United’s season.

Jose Mourinho would have wanted to use Young on Sunday against Arsenal and give either Matteo Darmian or Daley Blind a rest, but the Portuguese finds himself inundated with yet another season-ending injury: he has now lost two left-backs for the rest of the campaign in the space of two games.

Young has been called upon for games that require an extra iota of composure and discipline this season, with Mourinho seemingly determined to use the winger selectively as opposed to routinely. This role has suited him perfectly; every performance has been packed with purpose and energy. Losing him at such a precious time of the season will serve as a considerable blow to the Special One.

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