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Manchester United suffer major injury setback

Published: Updated: 18:25, 28 Apr 2024
Scott McTominay now fights against time for the FA Cup final

Manchester United, one of the most renowned football clubs in the world, has been hit with a significant injury blow. The club's Scottish midfielder, Scott McTominay, was forced off the field during their recent match against Burnley due to an injury.

The Red Devils were held to a disappointing 1-1 draw at home against relegation-battling Burnley on Saturday afternoon. This performance unfortunately encapsulates their season so far. Despite being favorites going into the game, Manchester United struggled to assert dominance over their opponents.

Manchester United played tough draw against Burnley

Burnley appeared as the superior team during the first half of the match. If it weren't for some exceptional saves from Manchester United goalkeeper Andre Onana, they could have gone into halftime with at least a one-goal lead.

However, Manchester United managed to hold firm and got rewarded when Antony scored his first goal of the season after making an incisive run behind Burnley’s defence.

In a dramatic turn of events though, Andre Onana turned from hero to villain when he conceded a penalty shortly after Antony's goal. This allowed Burnley to level up after successfully dispatching from the spot.

McTominay's injury adds to United’s Woes

Adding salt to wound was Scott McTominay's injury setback during injury time. He had only been substituted on in the 65th minute but was forced off due to an unfortunate knock he picked up towards end of playtime.

Post-match comments by Erik ten Hag revealed that McTominay is now doubtful for their upcoming Premier League match against Crystal Palace which further compounds problems for Manchester United given his pivotal role in midfield.

Erik ten Hag, Manchester United manager, said:

“We have to assess this, to set the diagnosis. I don’t know in this moment to return [against Crystal Palace next month], I think it’s a little bit too quick turnaround.”

Manchester United's recent performance and injury woes have left fans and sports betting enthusiasts alike in a state of uncertainty. The team will need to regroup quickly and find solutions if they are to turn their season around.

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