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Ten Hag provides update on Man Utd star after major injury scare against Southampton

Ryan Smart

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Ten Hag provides update on Man Utd star after major injury scare against Southampton

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has given an update on the injury suffered by Alejandro Garnacho in their 0-0 draw against Southampton on Sunday.

United dropped points in the Premier League for the second consecutive week after failing to score against the Premier League's bottom side.

But they did play a majority of the match with 10 men. Casemiro was shown a red card after a VAR review on 34 minutes following a high tackle on Southampton's Carlos Alvarez.

United then suffered another blow in injury time, with Garnacho forced off shortly after a heavy challenge from Kyle Walker-Peters.



Garnacho was himself a second half substitute, having replaced Jadon Sancho on 73 minutes.

But he ultimately had little time to influence the game - and United supporters were left fearful that the Argentinian, who was called up to the senior national team for the first time earlier this month, had suffered a serious injury.


Ten Hag has now given an update.

Ten Hag on Garnacho injury

Speaking to the official United website after the game, Ten Hag spoke of his belief that Garnacho's injury is not serious.

He explained: "He was a little bit limping after the bad tackle.


"In the end they brought on another striker, a big and tall one [Paul Onuachu] and I don't want to go for risk, we were already down to 10 [players].

"I didn't want to go with players who were 90 per cent. That's why I called him [Garnacho] off, but I think it is not too bad."

The image of Garnacho on crutches will surely place his participation in Thursday's Europa League last 16 clash against Real Betis in doubt.

United go into the second leg in Spain with a 4-1 advantage, with Marcus Rashford, Antony, Bruno Fernandes and Wout Weghorst all getting on the scoresheet in the first leg at Old Trafford on Thursday.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Manchester United, Premier League, Erik Ten Hag, Alejandro Garnacho, Injury

Ryan Smart
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