Manchester United’s injury woes appear to have deepened with the loss of Ander Herrera, who was substituted during the first half of their 2-1 Premier League victory at Watford this afternoon.
The Spanish midfielder went down off the ball and had to come off 14 minutes after producing a delightful cross from which Memphis Depay volleyed the Red Devils into an 11th-minute lead.
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As BBC Sport reports, Louis van Gaal was already without Wayne Rooney, Anthony Martial, Michael Carrick, Antonio Valencia, Marouane Fellaini and Luke Shaw for the trip to Vicarage Road.
Although United survived Herrera’s withdrawal to climb to the top of the table, their attacking resources may now be paper thin for potentially tricky fixtures against West Ham United and Leicester City.
Despite not always being a regular, Herrera has provided a useful source of goals since his arrival from Athletic Bilbao last summer, finding the net 11 times in 44 appearances in all competitions.
Troy Deeney thought that he had snatched Watford a point with an 87th-minute penalty, but the Hornets captain turned a Bastian Schweinsteiger shot into his own net only two minutes later.
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