Boost for Man United as injury to midfielder better than initially feared

Manchester United have received a welcomed boost with the news that midfielder Daley Blind’s knee injury isn’t as awful as initially expected, Daily Star reports.

Blind limped off after 20 minutes into Holland’s 6-0 Euro Qualifying win over Latvia with early fears that the Red Devils ace was set to miss several months of football with damage to his anterior cruciate ligaments.

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However manager Louis van Gaal will be content after scans revealed Blind only tore his medial ligament, which forces the 24-year-old out for only four weeks.

Despite the good news, Manchester United’s injury continues to grow as number-one goalkeeper David de Gea dislocated his finger while on duty with Spain.

This means that Anders Lindegaard is set to start for United against Arsenal on Saturday, which will be his first Premier League game this season.

Meanwhile Marouane Fellaini has escaped disciplinary action for his elbow on Liverpool ace Joe Allen while on Belgium duty against Wales.

It is understood that the officials clearly saw the incident, and that no case has been opened.