Man Utd suffered an injury blow in their encounter with Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Tuesday night, with Jesse Lingard forced to limp off with a suspected hamstring problem.
The Red Devils have been in fine form under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer since he took charge on an interim basis in December, going 11 games without defeat across all competitions.
A key factor in that run has been keeping his key players healthy and clear of injuries, allowing him to pick a consistent line-up to build momentum and find that crucial continuity in their results.
Unfortunately for the Norwegian tactician, he may well have an injury headache ahead, as Lingard limped off the pitch just before the half-time whistle sounded, as he was unable to remain in the game until the break.
Replays showed that he appeared to suffer a muscle problem after playing a long ball forward, and he seemed to gesture to his left hamstring when making his way off the pitch.
In turn, it could be a troublesome setback for the England international, as United certainly won’t want to rush him back and so he’ll undoubtedly be hoping that tests after the game reveal that there isn’t any serious damage.
The 26-year-old has been an important part of Solskjaer’s successful run thus far, particularly in an attacking trident along with Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial which offers pace, power and a real goal threat in the final third.
It's Lingard who has to go off. Sanchez on.
— Phil McNulty (@philmcnulty) February 12, 2019