Manchester United have confirmed Aaron Wan-Bissaka is set to be sidelined for “several weeks” after the right-back picked up an injury in the defeat to Brighton on Saturday.
A statement on United website confirmed: “Aaron Wan-Bissaka is set for a period on the sidelines after sustaining an injury during the closing stages of Saturday’s game against Brighton & Hove Albion,” adding: “The right-back came on as an 85th-minute substitute, having started the game on the bench after battling illness during the week. Further assessment will be needed to determine how long Wan-Bissaka will be out for, but initial indications suggest it will be several weeks.”
Erik ten Hag’s men have endured a challenging start to the season, with off-field issues compounded by poor performances and results on the pitch. United are preparing for Wednesday’s Champions League group opener at Bayern Munich on the back of a 3-1 home loss to Brighton on Saturday when their injury issues worsened.
Against Brighton, Wan-Bissaka was named on the bench having dealt with illness in the build-up and then picked up an injury when brought on as an 85th-minute substitute. Left-backs Luke Shaw and Tyrell Malacia are out along with center-back Raphael Varane, while deadline-day signing Sofyan Amrabat has to make his debut due to a knock.
Mason Mount has not featured since picking up an injury in last month’s loss at Tottenham, while Kobbie Mainoo, Amad Diallo, and Tom Heaton are also sidelined. Jadon Sancho has been banished from the first team “pending resolution of a squad discipline issue” and Antony has been given a leave of absence following assault allegations against him.