Manchester United’s Marcos Rojo had to be subbed off after a tackle from Danny Welbeck during Arsenal’s 3-2 loss at Old Trafford.
Although there didn’t look to be much in the challenge, the defender appeared to land awkwardly, which led to him having to be taken off the pitch.
Speaking after the match, Louis van Gaal confirmed that it wasn’t serious and that although it remains to be seen if he’ll miss game time, it shouldn’t be much.
“I don’t think it is serious; it was a kick,” the manager said post-match.
“We have to wait and see, of course. It was also a good position that I gave him the first minutes to play. My plan was already 60 minutes. He didn’t reach the 60 minutes because of the kick.”
Although there wasn’t much intent in Danny’s tackle, it’s never good to see a fellow professional injured and I’m sure the former United striker will be relieved that there’s no long term damage.
Saying that, I’m sure the Red Devils are even more relieved considering their list of injuries appears to be growing by the game and having one of their first choice defenders sidelined on top of everyone else could be terrible.
Not that it seemed to matter against Arsenal…