Manchester United suffer Antonio Valencia setback

Kieran Beckles
By Kieran Beckles
antonio valencia
Antonio Valencia (Photo: Julia Novikova - Soccer.ru)

antonio valencia

Sir Alex Ferguson fears Antonio Valencia will be out of action for a “long time” after the winger was stretchered off with an ankle injury during Manchester United’s 0-0 draw with Rangers at Old Trafford on Tuesday night.

Valenica, 25, sustained the injury as the result of a clash with Rangers defender Kirk Broadfoot, who was clearly perturbed by the nature of the former Wigan Athletic star’s visibly severe knock.

The Ecuadorian international, who underwent ankle surgery during the summer, has suffered a suspected broken ankle and looks set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

“He has gone to hospital,” said Ferguson after the Champions League clash. “It looks as if it is a dislocation and a fracture. It’s a bad one, it will keep him out for a long time. He seemed to dig his toe in the turf.”

MORE:

MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

Davis Cup final 2017
The Sport Review
Davis Cup 2017: Can Goffin and Darcis lead giant-killer Belgium past France to victory at last?
The Sport Review
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Arsenal, Man United, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 40 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man United stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 25 footballers’ cars: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Real Madrid players feature
The Sport Review
Top 20 Nigerian footballers in Premier League: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Arsenal player wages 2017: Do you know how much Xhaka, Ozil and Coquelin earn each week?
The Sport Review
Michael Owen sends warning to Chelsea ahead of Liverpool FC clash
The Sport Review
Sir Alex Ferguson privately raves about 20-year-old Man United star – report
The Sport Review
Antoine Griezmann talks up potential Man United transfer next year