Louis van Gaal delivers latest injury update on Man United forward

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal reveals that Antonio Valencia will be out of action for at least three months

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Anthonio Valencia's injury will come as a blow to Manchester United Photo: Anthonio Valencia / Twitter

Louis van Gaal has revealed that Antonio Valencia will be out of action for at least three months after the Manchester United winger underwent surgery on his foot earlier this month.

The Ecuador international suffered the problem during the first half of United’s goalless draw with Manchester City in the Premier League last month but still continued after half-time.

However, the 30-year-old winger required surgery to remedy the injury and used his personal Twitter account to confirm that the operation had been a success last week.

Now, Van Gaal has conceded that Valencia is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

Van Gaal told MUTV: “Valencia is longer term and very long. It is not within three months or something. It’s a very heavy injury.”

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Valencia has made six Premier League appearances for United so far this season and played 81 minutes of the game against City.

Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal recently admitted that he may look to sign a new winger in the January transfer window.

United’s next game is a trip to Watford in the Premier League on Saturday lunchtime.

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