Alejandro Garnacho spotted on crutches following Manchester United draw with Southampton
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Manchester United's Sunday afternoon goes from bad to worse, after Alejandro Garnacho was spotted on crutches following their draw with Southampton.
For United fans, pretty much nothing could have been worse than being absolutely crushed by their rivals Liverpool, as happened in last weekend's 7-0 loss.
Even seeing Jurgen Klopp's side lose to Bournemouth on Saturday, and Mohamed Salah blazing his penalty wide and high, couldn't soften the blow enough.
On Sunday they had the chance to get back to winning ways in the league, as they faced bottom of the league Saints, at Old Trafford.
However, they were held to a 0-0 draw, after Casemiro's sending off, that will keep him out of the team for the next four domestic games.
Worse was to come after the game however, with Garnacho, on as a second half substitute, spotted outside of the ground on crutches, as you can see in the video below.
The young forward came on in the 73rd minute, replacing Jadon Sancho, and tangled with Kyle Walker-Peters just nine minutes later.
He went down hurt but came on shortly after to return to action, but was clearly struggling with whatever the issue was and couldn't carry on.
Garnacho was then replaced by Fred in injury time, as United kept pushing for a winning goal, before he was spotted on the crutches.
It's not good news for Ten Hag, who could have to do without the 18-year-old for Thursday's Europa League last 16 game with Real Betis.
They will take a 3-1 lead to Spain and that game is unlikely to be too much of an issue, but the coming games could be more of a problem.
Marcel Sabitzer joined Anthony Martial on the sidelines on Sunday, having done so in midweek in the first leg against Betis, adding to Ten Hag's problems.
If neither, or Garnacho, recover in time for next weekend's FA Cup tie with Fulham then United could have to make do without the trio, plus Casemiro and Christian Eriksen.
Alejandro Garnacho leaving Old Trafford on crutches and in a protective boot. [@SimonPeach] pic.twitter.com/6WPrdRsLWx— UtdDistrict (@UtdDistrict) March 12, 2023
Garnacho has broken through into the first team this season and looks like an exciting prospect, the teenager has scored some invaluable goals.
He grabbed a late winner against Fulham earlier in the season, and set up the cup tie with the Cottagers next week when scoring a beauty against West Ham in the previous round recently.
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