There has finally been a Tyrell Malacia injury update given, after he hasn’t featured since last season.
Manchester United’s squad has been wrecked by a whole host of different injuries to start this campaign. Though to his credit, Erik ten Hag hasn’t used it as an excuse.
Instead, the Old Trafford club are trying to power through this tough period, in hope that results will change for the better as players begin to return.
One player we haven’t seen at all this season is Tyrell Malacia. The Dutchman last played for the club on the final day of last term against Fulham. He would also miss the whole of pre-season due to a knee problem.
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“>Manchester Evening News have finally given an injury update on the United star, claiming that the issue was picked up last season, but they looked to manage it with pain-killing injections, before surgery was eventually required.
Apparently, the player was on crutches after the injury. He also spent some time in his homeland recovering, with Malacia now back in Manchester and expected to return before the end of 2023.
At the time, I don’t think we understood just how serious the Malacia injury was. I just assumed it was a semi-lengthy injury that would keep him sidelined for a month or two. Instead, we haven’t seen him this year and he’s still not close to returning.
That sort of problem then takes time to come back from. Obviously, he’s had no pre-season whatsoever, meaning he’ll probably need several weeks of training before Ten Hag can even think about giving him meaningful minutes in a competitive fixture.
It further explains why the loan move for Sergio Reguilon makes sense, particularly when you factor in Luke Shaw also being out with injury.
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