Manchester United medical staff to assess Ashley Young following knee injury against Italy

Manchester United medical staff to assess Ashley Young following knee injury against Italy

Manchester United medical staff will evaluate Ashley Young‘s fitness ahead of Saturday’s clash with Swansea City after the 32-year-old picked up a knee injury against Italy, according to reports.

The Englishman completed 90 minutes on the pitch for his country for the first time since 2013 and impressed with his maturity and ambition on the ball.

But despite seeing out the whole game, Young suffered a knock to his knee during the second half as England’s lead was cancelled out by Lorenzo Insigne’s penalty.

And according to ESPN‘s Rob Dawson, Young will be closely monitored by medical staff at Carrington ahead of the clash with Carlos Carvalhal’s side on Saturday.

The international break has predictably delivered Jose Mourinho a handful of injury blows ahead of the season’s final couple of months. Young will likely join Scott McTominay and Sergio Romero on the injury table, while Marouane Fellaini trained separately from the Belgium squad as he continues to battle with knee problems.

Romero’s knee injury, as confirmed by the Argentina FA, is not too serious, but the extent of the setbacks handed to Young and McTominay remain unknown, paving the way for Luke Shaw and Paul Pogba to potentially receive a place in the starting XI.

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