Manchester United have confirmed Antonio Valencia has suffered a fracture in his arm and will undergo surgery today.
He has worked his way up into a vital role under Jose Mourinho and will be a big blow for the squad moving forward.
Many had expected him to start against Burnley and news of his injury has shocked supporters, who found out about his situation just moments before the game.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 29, 2016
It’s a massive loss for Man United and his presence on the pitch will be missed, after Eric Bailly‘s two-month injury it’s just gone from bad to worse for Mourinho.
Now while his injury represents an opportunity for Matteo Darmian and Timothy-Fosu Mensah to make a mark on the side, hopes are Valencia is able to return to the side and keep up his spectacular form.
Jose Mourinho‘s arrival at Old Trafford has helped Valencia kickstart his career and I hope the Portuguese boss can continue to get the best out of him once he returns.