Manchester United's injury crisis continued to deepen with Eric Bailly and Luke Shaw joining the list of players on the sidelines after the Red Devils' 1-1 draw against Swansea City on Sunday (30 April).
Bailly limped off just after the hour mark with a suspected ankle injury after a challenge with Swansea striker Fernando Llorente, while Shaw came off just eight minutes into the game with a bruised foot and Jose Mourinho admitted that it could be a 'big injury' owing to the defenders' decision to leave the game that early.
United are awaiting updates after the two players had scans on Monday to reveal the extent of their injuries, but according to ESPN, the England international is facing the prospect of missing the rest of the campaign.
It will come as a big blow to Shaw, who has played just four games in the Premier League since the start of the year, and was finally being given an opportunity to play his way back into the squad. The defender has come under severe criticism from the manager in recent weeks with Mourinho questioning his commitment and understanding of the game on separate occasions during his recent appearances with the first-team.
The 20-time English champions are battling for a place in the top four of the Premier League and face a semi-final clash against Celta Vico in the Europa League, and Bailly's injury leaves Mourinho without a single specialist centre-back owing to injuries to Chris Smalling, Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo. The manager is likely to deploy academy star Axel Tuanzebe for their game in Spain and hope some of the injured players return ahead of their game against Arsenal on Sunday (7 May).