Manchester United defender Ro-Shaun Williams suffered an injury during the Red Devils Under-23 side's 0-0 draw against Everton on Monday night (27 November).

The 19-year-old defender has had wretched luck in terms of injuries after having missed big chunks in recent campaigns due to various knocks.

Williams missed most of the 2016/17 campaign due to two separate injuries. He was out until the end of September last year with a shoulder injury, he returned and made nine appearances before suffering a recurrence of a knee injury in December that ensured that he was sidelined again for the next six months.

The England U19 international returned to action at the start of the current campaign and has made nine appearances thus far in Premier League 2 and the Uefa Youth League. Williams will be hoping that his current injury is a minor one.

Williams pulled up with the injury after 23 minutes against the Everton reserves, but the club are yet to reveal the nature and extent of the setback. He was replaced by Tyrell Warren for the remainder of the game.

The England youth international had been tipped to make the step up to the senior team alongside Axel Tuanzebe, whom he partnered in central defence at U18 and U23 level. However, injuries have stunted his progress while the latter is now a member of the senior squad under Jose Mourinho and has already racked up six appearances with the first-team squad.

The Portuguese coach, meanwhile, is dealing with a minor defensive crisis of his own in the first-team with both his first choice centre-backs Eric Bailly and Phil Jones having missed United's last three games due to injury. The duo have returned to training, but it remains to be seen if they will be risked for their clash against Watford on Tuesday (28 November) or given time to recover for the Red Devils' weekend clash against Arsenal (2 December).

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Ro-Shaun Williams (C) suffered an injury during United U23's draw against Everton on Monday (27 November) Getty