Louis van Gaal
Louis van Gaal's season has been plagued by a series of injuries to key playersGetty

Manchester United midfielder Sean Goss has been ruled out for the rest of the season with injury as confirmed by the reserves coach Warren Joyce. The midfielder was a key part in the U-21s quest for title glory and was also inducted into the first team as an unused substitute against Watford in November.

Joyce has very high expectations from the player but believes his development has been stunted by the series of injuries he had to sustain all season. However, the coach expects him to return to the mix and kick off from where he left off in the upcoming season as he has all the qualities to thrive at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils have been plagued by a series of injuries and have been handed another setback with Bastian Schweinsteiger ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury while in training for the national team. Luke Shaw is still recovering from a broken leg he sustained against PSV Eindoven in the group stages of the Champions League but Louis van Gaal will be pleased to welcome back Wayne Rooney, who is expected to return after the international break.

"Obviously, Gossy has been out a while now and at a time when he was flying really as well," Joyce told the Manchester United website. "Injuries happen and it's held his development up really but he's got to come back and start to pick up the reins from where he was and kick on because he was looking an accomplished player.

"He is the type of player you are looking at in a side as being vital to the way we play. We haven't quite got the same type of player as him. Obviously, with some of the chances people have been getting in the first team, technically wise, he might have been able to help them out as well.

"The injury is disappointing as he was on the first-team tour and it's really frustrating for him but sometimes really bad things happen in your career and make you mentally tougher. He's got to come through and come out the other way — that's the aim for him," he added.