Huge blow as Manchester United defender sidelined with ankle ligament damage: report

Manchester United defender Daley Blind is reported to have suffered an ankle ligament damage which has restricted his first-team action over the past few weeks. Jose Mourinho earlier suggested that the Dutchman had received a minor knock, but the actual nature of his injury has now been revealed.

According to The Times, the Netherlands international is actually down with an ankle damage sustained in training 12 days ago, and he had to be carried off by the club’s medical staff. Meanwhile, there is no clear return date for the versatile defender, though his comeback would not necessarily assure him of a spot in the starting lineup.

Both Ashley Young and Luke Shaw have jumped ahead of Blind in the race for the left-back position whilst Jose Mourinho has been reluctant to play Daley Blind in the central defensive role with the likes of Victor Lindelof and Chris Smalling getting the nod during an early injury crisis earlier in the piece.

With just five months left on his contract, Blind has the choice to discuss a potential Bosman move elsewhere, but judging by Mourinho’s recent comments, the club are likely to trigger a 12-month extension clause in his contract in order to make a handsome sum from his sale.


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  1. How is that a huge blow? He flits in and out of the first team does not do well when he does play has never looked a United player and should have been sold to make way for an upgrade on his position.

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