Ander Herrera‘s fractured rib is the latest in a string of injuries which Manchester United players have suffered this season already.
Going into the Everton game this weekend, there are a plethora of senior players who are unavailable for selection, so many in fact that you could make a decent starting XI if you put them all in the same team.
Reports suggest Phil Jones has recovered ahead of schedule and is available for Everton but there has been no confirmation, so we’ve included him in this team just like we have with Michael Carrick and Marouane Fellaini.
As for James Wilson, he played a scheduled 45 minutes against Tottenham Hotspur for the Under-21s but looked far from match fit and was nursing an injury in the first half.
Overall, it’s a team that could probably put up a fight against some of the weaker teams in the Premier League.
Visualising the injuries like this is also a great way to really appreciate how many injuries United currently have.
The biggest problem is that United’s injury troubles don’t seem to be easing up at all. As soon as one player is close to making a return, another player replaces his spot on the treatment table and the pattern is certainly worrying.
The Toshiba Medical Centre is supposed to give United some of the world’s best medical but as it stands, United’s injury problems are crippling, so something certainly needs to change.