Two Manchester United defenders injured in 2-0 win over Yeovil Town

Manchester United stars Rafael and Luke Shaw both suffered injuries in the Red Devils 2-0 FA Cup win over Yeovil Town, Sky Sports reports.

Rafael seems to have sustained a fractured cheekbone while Shaw hurt his ankle in the victory, forcing manager Louis van Gaal to make changes at half-time.

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“Rafa has a fracture, so it’s not looking good, and Shaw has an ankle problem,” Van Gaal said. “I had to change, and I don’t have more defenders, so I have to change the shape also.

“Rafael had a fresh injury so it was fantastic that he had the guts to play through. He has a fantastic mentality, it’s unbelievable. But I had to change him and Shaw because they aren’t 100 per cent fit.

“I put a midfielder extra in and, because of that, maybe we had more ball possession in the second half, and we had more patience.

“We have to change from five to four; we played four in midfield in the second half, then we played better and were more patient. We kept the ball better also and, because of that, we could score the winning goal.”

Ashley Young and Antonio Valencia are already recovering from injuries of their own, which could mean that United may not field their usual 3-5-2 for the visit of the Saints.

 


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