Manchester United boss José Mourinho has ruled Ander Herrera out next Sunday clash against Chelsea.
The Spanish midfielder had previously suffered a hamstring injury that kept him off the pitch for three weeks and got injured again on his return to play last night, when went down clutching his leg in the 17th minute after attempting a routine back-heel in the Sevilla penalty area during a Champions League match in Spain.
The midfielder was eventually forced off after receiving treatment from the United medical staff and was replaced by Paul Pogba, who had been dropped for the game last night.
After the final whistle Mourinho revealed that it was a “bad injury”:
“I think it is a bad injury. He had a small injury that stopped him from playing the last couple of matches, but the medical department said he was 100 per cent ready for last Saturday [against Huddersfield].
“We didn’t play him to give him more work and more protection, but it looks like he was not fully fit.
“And then the back-heel creates a contraction in the muscular area where he had the previous problem and now we have proof he was not 100 per cent fit.”