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Alejandro Garnacho injury ‘more serious than expected’ as Man Utd get test results

Alejandro Garnacho’s injury could be worse than expected with the player set to miss Argentina’s international matches in March.

The 18-year-old winger was brought on as a second-half substitute against Southampton on Sunday and was on the receiving end of a huge but fair challenge from Kyle Walker-Peters.

The winger needed treatment and was replaced by Fred in the closing stages of the draw, hobbling down the touchline and was later seen leaving Old Trafford on crutches and wearing a protective boot.

Erik ten Hag said he did not think the injury was ‘too bad’ with the Red Devils facing Real Betis on Thursday and Fulham in the FA Cup on Sunday before the international break.

Garnacho was called into the senior Argentina squad for the first time for the matches against Panama and Curacao on 23 March and 28 March respectively.

But TyC Sports claim the youngster is set to miss those games, with the injury suffered on Sunday more severe than first feared having undergone more scans on Tuesday.

Garnacho’s brother Roberto also shared a social media post concerning Alejandro’s injury with the caption: ‘I know you will come back stronger.’

The former Atletico Madrid star has scored four and made five assists since getting into the first-team in October, scoring the key second goal in the 3-1 victory over West Ham in the fifth round of the FA Cup before Fred scores a late third.

United already face being without Casemiro for the next four fixtures after the Brazil midfielder was shown his second straight red card of the campaign against Southampton.

The former Real Madrid player will miss Sunday’s FA Cup quarter-final game with Fulham and Premier League fixtures against Newcastle, Brentford and Everton after the club decided against appealing the decision.

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