Manchester United U21’s coach Warren Joyce has confirmed that Sean Goss will miss the rest of the season through injury.
The 20-year-old had previously gone on Man United’s tour of the USA last year and he made the substitute’s bench under Louis van Gaal for the first team clash against Watford in November.
Joyce backed Goss to recover from the injury and “come out the other way”.
“Obviously, Gossy has been out a while now and at a time when he was flying really as well,” Joyce said.
“Injuries happen and it’s held his development up really but he’s got to come back and start to pick up the reins from where he was and kick on because he was looking an accomplished player.
“He is the type of player you are looking at in a side as being vital to the way we play. We haven’t quite got the same type of player as him. Obviously, with some of the chances people have been getting in the first team, technically wise, he might have been able to help them out as well.
“The injury is disappointing as he was on the first-team tour and it’s really frustrating for him but sometimes really bad things happen in your career and make you mentally tougher. He’s got to come through and come out the other way – that’s the aim for him.”
The news will come as a bitter blow to Goss but he will be encouraged by the amount of players who have made the step up to first team affairs this season.
For instance, Jesse Lingard, at 23, has only really established himself at Old Trafford this season. United are a club who always give chances to youth and Goss will know that he stands a chance of making the first team squad if he works hard over the summer ahead of the next campaign.