More Manchester United injury woe as key player subbed with arm in sling

By North-west correspondent

Matteo Darmian has joined the list of  Manchester United walking wounded after suffering a shoulder injury in the first half of their Premier League clash against Sunderland.

Darmian left the pitch with his arm in a makeshift sling after he collided with Wahbi Khazri by the right-hand corner towards the end of the first half.

It is yet another injury to a United full-back, with Luke Shaw, Antonio Valencia, Ashley Young and Marcos Rojo recovering from long-term injuries, while Phil Jones and Guillermo Varela broke down when playing for the Under-21s on Monday night.

Darmian was replaced by Scotland Under-21 international Donald Love, making his debut for the club, as he became the latest in a string of youngsters to be promoted to the senior side this season.

New signing Khazri had given Sunderland the lead after three minutes from a free-kick before Anthony Martial levelled the scores at the 39-minute mark. It was 1-1 at half-time.

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In other Manchester United injury news, Bastian Schweinsteiger is facing an extended spell on the sidelines after being granted holiday leave by Van Gaal.