Manchester United have suffered another injury blow as the utility player Ashley Young could be sidelined for the rest of the season after picking up a hamstring injury in the Red Devils' 1-0 win over Celta Vigo on Thursday (4 May).
Jose Mourinho introduced Young in the 78th minute as he replaced Henrikh Mkhitaryan at the Estadio de Balaidos. However, the former Aston Villa man was forced to be withdrawn 11 minutes later, after he suffered an injury when he stretched to block a cross inside United's box in the dying minutes.
According to the Manchester Evening News, there is a fear that Young could fail to recover in time for the rest of United's fixtures. The 31-year-old has been used in several positions by the Portuguese tactician.
The Red Devils manager fielded him in both left-back and right-back positions, while he appeared on the wings as well. He has started in eight league games and has four appearances from the bench under Mourinho.
With Young expected to miss the rest of the season, he is not the only player to be out of action for the final few matches of the campaign. Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo have suffered knee injuries in the Europa League quarter-final leg against Anderlecht.
Young joins Ibrahimovic, the Argentine international, Shaw and Fosu-Mensah in United's long-term injury list. The Red Devils have a tough run of fixtures in May as their second leg of the Europa League semi-final clash is sandwiched between league ties against Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.
Mourinho takes his men to the Emirates as United take on Arsenal in the next league clash on 7 May. Marcus Rashford, who has been leading his side's attack in Ibrahimovic's absence, was withdrawn after he scored the winner against Celta.
The former Real Madrid and Chelsea manager confirmed he started the game against Celta with a "little problem". The Sun reports the England international remains doubtful to face Arsene Wenger's side on Sunday.
With Ibrahimovic out for the rest of the season and Rashford doubtful to United's trip to Arsenal, Mourinho could start Anthony Martial to lead the attack against the Gunners. In addition to this, Marouane Fellaini is serving a three match ban and will not be eligible to face the capital club.
Rashford's absence and Fellaini's suspension means the 20-time English champions will be without seven first team players for the clash against the north London club.
Meanwhile, Mourinho confirmed that David de Gea will return to the starting lineup against Arsenal. Sergio Romero, who started against Celta, kept a clean sheet in the first leg of the European League semi-final clash in Spain and the Argentine stopper will be replaced by the ex-Atletico Madrid man.
"Sergio played one match in the Premier League, David played two matches in the Europa League against Feyenoord and Fenerbahce," Mourinho told United's official website.
"Sergio also played one match in the League Cup, David played in the other matches and in the final. I don't like that complete separation. But, Sunday, we play David."