Van Gaal might have to do without Evans

Posted on October 1, 2014 by

Louis Van Gaal might have to do without Jonny Evans in the next match against West Ham United.
The 26-year old defender injured his leg during the league game in Leicester last weekend and left the pitch towards the end of the first half. He was hobbling and looking in pain while making his way to the sidelines.
There have been no reports regarding the nature of his injury so far. The United management is believed to be waiting for the scan reports before making an official statement.
Another United player Tyler Blackett will also not be there in that West Ham fixture having been shown the red card at the King Power Stadium the other day.
Blackett has been a regular for United this season. Van Gaal has banked on him in the absence of guys like Luke Shaw and the new signing Rojo and; his showing has not been bad. So, losing him for a crucial away game is a bit of a blow for United.
The good thing for United, however, is that the Rojo has been given the work permit now and he should be in the starting XI this weekend surely against the Hammers.
As far as Evans’ case is concerned, his injury is concerning not only for Manchester United, but, for his national side Northern Ireland as well.
In about 15 days’ time, Northern Island has to play a Euro Cup qualifying match versus Faroe Islands and they would need Evans’ services there if they have to win.
Evans has never been dropped from Northern Ireland squad since his international debut in 2006. He has made 31 appearances for his country till now scoring a solitary goal. He had scored that goal playing against Poland in March 2009.

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