Phil Jones-Michael Carrick
Phil Jones (L) is looking at yet another spell on the sidelines after picking up a knee injury during United's clash against Burnley  Getty

Manchester United have suffered yet another injury blow after Louis van Gaal revealed that defender Phil Jones has picked up a knee injury during their 3-1 win over Burnley on Wednesday night.

The Englishman, who started the game, had to be replaced by Chris Smalling just five minutes into the clash.

The Red Devils have had a wretched season on the injury front and with most first-team players having been injured at some point or the other during the course of the season thus far.

This is not the England international's first injury, as he has spent couple of long spells on the sidelines already this campaign due to other injuries and it has just been over a month since the defender made a return to first-team action.

Van Gaal is still not sure of the extent of the injury, but admitted that the player was distraught after being taken off and the Dutchman thinks that it could be bad news since it is a knee injury.

"I think, for Jones, we have to wait and see. I think it shall be difficult as he was very disappointed when I spoke with him. Maybe it's a knee problem so it's not good," Van Gaal told United's official site.

Apart from Jones, midfielder Daley Blind was substituted after just 39 minutes when he picked up a head injury during an aerial duel with a Burnley player.

The Dutch midfielder continued to play despite receiving stitches for a cut just above the right eye, but was eventually replaced by Ander Herrera.

However, the former Ajax midfielder's injury is not said to be serious as the manager confirmed that the player only had a head ache and that he will be fit for United's FA Cup clash against Preston North End on Monday.

"Blind has a headache but I don't think he is out of the game on Monday [in the FA Cup against Preston North End]," the Dutch manager added.