Manchester United Injury Update Ahead Of QPR Clash: Defender Set To Miss The Game

Manchester United have received a fresh injury blow ahead of their clash against QPR as defender Phil Jones will have a scan to determine the extent of damage suffered to his hamstring.

The 22-year old lasted for 77 minutes before being replaced by Phil Jagielka in the Euro 2016 qualifier against Switzerland on Monday that England won 2-0. The defender suffered from the injury and played on for a while which could have aggravated the injury. Marcos Rojo could take his place if he fails to prove his fitness for the game on Sunday after the Argentinian finally received his work permit.

Manager Louis Van Gaal has spent a lot of money this season on attacking talent and the injury to Jones could stretch their defence even though it’s not a long term one. Luke Shaw, who suffered from the same injury before the season started, could return against QPR  and Ander Herrera might feature too after returning to full training. The addition of Daley Blind might help Van Gaal as the Dutchman is very versatile and can be deployed either as a full back, center back or a holding midfielder.

Van Gaal has had a bad start to his managerial career at United and there is a little bit of edginess amongst the fans as their team is yet to win a single game this season. The defence has looked shaky adapting to the 3-5-2 system and were ripped apart by League 1 side MK Dons.

It’s very likely that Jones will miss the next home game as a precaution. As revealed earlier, midfielder Ander Herrera could feature against the London club as the Spaniard revealed on twitter, “Training hard and looking forward to this next game at Old Trafford!”

The second home game against QPR could act as an ideal base for the new signings to finally fire and show vindicate the investments made in them.

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