Englishman picks up second ankle knock in the space of just three months.
Manchester United have sustained a fresh injury blow with the news that key midfield player Ashley Young will not be fit for the beginning of the new Premier League campaign, according to reports in the Sunday Sun.
The England international suffered yet another ankle injury during the start to pre-season training at Carrington last week, meaning that the wide man did not travel with the rest of the Red Devils first-team squad on their tour of the Far East and Australia, which has just got under way.
And now the 28-year-old is highly unlikely to be ready in time for the start of the Premier League champions’ title defence against Swansea City at the Liberty stadium on Saturday Aug 17.
The winger also picked up an ankle ligament injury in the Manchester derby at Old Trafford last April that ultimately brought a premature end to his campaign, with Young having featured in just 21 matches in total in all competitions for the club, including only 17 in the top flight as United won a record-breaking 20th title, and 13th Premier League crown overall.
However, the attacker failed to register a single goal throughout the whole of the 2012/13 season and will now be hoping to get back to full fitness as soon as possible so as to be able to impress new United head coach David Moyes.