Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has admitted that he does not know how severe Ander Herrera’s injury is.
Manchester United continued their unbeaten run in their pre-season tour of the United States by claiming a penalties victory over Real Madrid at the Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California and the result as well as the performance would surely have pleased manager Jose Mourinho.
However as a real cause for concern, key midfielder Ander Herrera had to be forced off the pitch during the second half with an apparent hip injury.
Herrera entered the game after half-time but had to be replaced by young Scott McTominay just minutes later after a nasty collision near the touchline.
Mourinho has now gone on to state that he does not know the severity of Herrera’s injury but worryingly admits that the midfielder must have suffered something serious for him to have come off the pitch.
He told United’s official website, “It must at least be very painful because for Ander to come off, it has to be very painful. I want to wait and see what it is.
“I always say to the players that you don’t risk anything in friendly matches. If you feel something is coming, even if it is a little injury, get off because the result is not important. It was very painful, it was in front of the bench, it was a bad contact. Maybe it is his ribs but I don’t know.”