Monday November 17th, 2014

Manchester United fears defensive midfielder Daley Blind tore medial ligaments in his knee, according to The Guardian

Blind sustained the injury on Sunday while playing for the Netherlands in a Euro 2016 qualifier against Latvia. He was removed from the match in the first half. 

United is hoping that Blind will be diagnosed with a tweak of the joint rather than a tear, which would require around six weeks of recovery. Blind is all but certainly out for the club's match on Saturday at Arsenal. 

Manchester United acquired the Dutch international from Ajax this summer for £14 million. 

Blind's injury leaves Louis van Gaal's side shorthanded defensively. Goalkeeper David de Gea dislocated a finger while playing for Spain, and Michael Carrick is dealing with a groin injury.

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United is currently seventh in the Premier League with 16 points through 11 matches. The club defeated Crystal Palace 1-0 in its last Premiership match on Nov. 8. 

- Stanley Kay

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