United hit with huge injury blow for the season

Louis Van Gaal has confirmed Ashley Young requires surgery, after suffering a groin injury in last weekends 1-0 win at Anfield.

Young 30, pulled up with the injury just after the 40th minute markĀ against Liverpool last week and now looks set to face months rather than weeks out.

Van Gaal today also confirmed that midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger along with defender Phil Jones will not be available for selection for tomorrow’s clash with Southampton at Old Trafford.

Speaking to MUTV, Van Gaal said ” Ashley Young has a severe groin injury, it shall be operated on, so he’s out for a long time. Its unbelievable, but were not lucky with that. Jones and Schweinsteiger cannot come back this weekend. You can count it and we have seven injuries.”

However on a more positive note, Adnan Januzaj looks set to be included in the squad to face Southampton, after returning from his loan spell at Borussia Dortmund.

” I think that he is available. He made his work in the training sessions and he has played one match, which is not much of course. He needs to play more matches but he is available.”