Van Gaal: Shaw, Rafael and McNair are injured

by Sam Peoples

Louis van Gaal has revealed Luke Shaw and Rafael both suffered injuries against Yeovil Town.

The duo were taken off at half-time in what looked like a tactical change by the United boss but his hands were forced thanks to fresh injuries.

Rafael suffered a fractured cheekbone early on but continued to play as did Shaw who played on with an ankle problem. McNair also continued despite suffering a bad head injury which had to be stapled in order for him to stay on.

Added to the injuries sustained by Ashley Young and Antonio Valencia, it means United have now suffered four new injuries in a very short space of time.

United are now without a fully fit full-back which means there are likely to be another makeshift defences in the upcoming game against Southampton next weekend.

Fans were hoping that 2015 could bring a change in fortune for United when it comes to injuries but the bad luck has struck once again.

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