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Manchester United Hit With Massive Injury Blow As Defender Fractures Arm

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Manchester United have been hit with yet another injury.

Jose Mourinho and Manchester United have faced a difficult start to the season. Although they might only be trailing Arsenal by nine points ahead of their game with Burnley, they suffered a torrid September and fell to a 4-0 defeat against Chelsea.

This has left supporters asking questions of the players on the pitch and the tactics employed by Mourinho. Indeed, after paying £30 million for Henrikh Mkhitaryan, the Armenian has hardly played this season.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 19: Henrikh Mkhitaryan of Manchester United in action during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Southampton at Old Trafford on August 19, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Not only have United struggled for creativity, but they have leaked goals at the back. Hardly a characteristic of a team manged by Mourinho.

Nevertheless, much of their defensive trouble stems from the fact that they have been unable to field a consistent back four. With Eric Bailly and Chris Smalling injured, United have been caught short in central defence.

Worse still, just before United were scheduled to play Burnley, Jose Mourinho confirmed that Antonio Valencia had fractured his arm.

As if the news wasn’t bad enough, it leaves Mourinho with having to field unconvincing Matteo Darmian, Marcos Rojo and Daley Blind at the back.

Alan Drumm, Pundit Arena

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Author: The PA Team

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