There&aposs been an injury crisis at Old Trafford since the start of the season and Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who picked up an injury in a substitute appearance against Brighton at the weekend, is the latest to join those who are sidelined.
It was confirmed on Monday afternoon that Wan-Bissaka is facing a spell on the sidelines for &aposseveral weeks&apos and that a further assessment is required to determine the exact length of time he&aposll be unavailable.
Wan-Bissaka was named on the bench against Brighton on Saturday afternoon because he&aposd been unwell in the days leading up to the game, but prior to the weekend, he&aposd started every league game so far in this campaign.
The defender has made excellent progress and his absence will be felt. Sergio Reguilon and Diogo Dalot will retain their starting roles against Bayern Munich on Wednesday and fans will be hoping to survive that game without any more injuries.
There are so many players now unavailable that you can actually make a starting line-up consisting of those players. That team would also surely be capable of finishing above some of the relegation fodder in the Premier League.
The 11-man unavailable XI:
Antony and Jadon Sancho are obviously not injured but they&aposre currently unavailable for selection. They represent close to 160million worth of talent and Brighton&aposs starting team on Saturday was worth just 16.2m, for context.
It&aposs not yet known when Antony could return after allegations of abuse which he denies and Sancho, who was spotted at Carrington watching the Under-18s while his teammates prepared for Brighton, might have played his final United game following his public outburst after the Arsenal game.
The pair being unavailable has contributed to a crisis at the club, just like the great number of injuries, although Ten Hag hinted in his post-match press conference at the weekend that one unnamed injured player is close to a return.
“Maybe, maybe one player,” Ten Hag said when asked if any players could return this week ahead of two matches. “But I think Munich is a little bit too short. I go to Burnley and the week after, players will return.