Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says midfielder Ashley Young is out for a long time after picking up a serious groin injury in the 1-0 win against Liverpool last weekend.
The 30-year-old was replaced just after 40 minutes at Anfield by youngster Cameron Borthwick-Jackson and the youngster enjoyed a brilliant game.
“Ashley Young has a severe groin injury, it shall be operated on, so he’s [out] for a long time,” van Gaal told MUTV. “It’s unbelievable, but we’re not lucky with that. Jones and Schweinsteiger cannot come back this weekend. You can count it and we have seven injuries.”
The Red Devils will host Southampton on Saturday at Old Trafford and the manager hinted that Borthwick-Jackson may continue at left back which means that Italian international Matteo Darmain will stay at right back.
“He’s more or less a very good player for his age. He has shown already that he can cope with the pressure but, with youth players, the question is always: are they consistent? One match or a substitution is always good, but consistency is always the question mark.”