Manchester United Domenico Berardi

Manchester United have not had the rub of the green when it comes to injuries this season. They have had a number of star players injured for most of the season and have not been able to settle into a strong XI for most of the season.

But youngsters who came into the team to replace the injured stars have also caught some niggles and once such recent incident has been Will Keane.

Keane who was bought back from a loan spell in just recently has had a career hampered with injuries.

He worked his way through the U21s this season, re-found his goalscoring touch and was finally breaking through into the first-team – only to have that chance taken away from him when he suffered yet another injury playing against Shrewsbury in an FA Cup fixture.

The 23-year was withdrawn just 10 minutes after coming on as a substitute after he pulled his groin attempting to take a shot.

Keane limped off the pitch and it looked like a nasty injury and that was confirmed by the Manchester United manager earlier today.

Louis van Gaal explained that the 23-year old was dealt another blow in his progress as he will need to undergo a surgery before he can be back into action.

Speaking at his Watford press conference, Van Gaal said: “I have Rooney, I have Martial, I have Rashford, I had Will Keane but Keane is injured and will be operated on. When I have more players, I will rotate.”

This is not he first time that the attacking player found himself injured just as he was catching form. He suffered that same fate back in 2012 and will be devastated with the fresh injury blow.

Let’s hope for the 23-year old that the surgery is minor and that he can be back into action as early as before the end of the season.

Manchester United face Watford in their next game in the Premier League on Wednesday.