Manchester United will be without injured striker Jordan Ayew for the remainder of the Barclays Premier League season, with the England international ruled out for four months with a knee injury.
United manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed the 22-year-old will miss three weeks after the 26-year old was ruled out with a fractured right knee in Tuesday’s 1-0 defeat to Swansea City.
Ajax’s striker was expected to be sidelined for around two months, and while he is still being assessed, it is understood he will be sidelined until the end of the season.
United are likely to be without midfielder Romelu Lukaku, whose absence was a blow to Mourinho’s plans, as well as midfielder Paul Pogba, who had been sidelined with a calf problem.
“It is a bit of a shock,” Mourinho told reporters.
We need to think about it in terms of the team, how many minutes we need to play with a player who has a long term injury.””
But he has been injured and it will be difficult for him to play, especially for his fitness.”
We need to think about it in terms of the team, how many minutes we need to play with a player who has a long term injury.
“It will be a difficult period for Jordan and Paul because it’s not easy to play without them, especially if you have to go to a new club.”
The players are good enough to be there for us, but Jordan and Pogba are not.
They will be missing for the rest of the year.
“The loss of Lukaku and Pogbal is the biggest blow to United’s title hopes, but they have not conceded more than three goals in any of their last five matches.