Impressive youngster could miss out on meeting the Blues.
Young Manchester United centre-back Paddy McNair could miss out on meeting Chelsea after the international break as he has been ruled out for three weeks with a hamstring problem, the Daily Express reports.
The defender sustained the injury during the weekend’s 2-1 victory over Everton and will also miss out on being called up to the Northern Ireland squad to take on the Faroe Islands and Greece in their European qualifiers next week.
The 19-year-old was expected to provide cover for his injured team-mate Jonny Evans who hobbled off during United’s 5-3 defeat to Leicester.
The news is just the latest injury blow that Louis Van Gaal has had to deal with as his squad has been decimated by injury problems to his back line.
Jonny Evans, Luke Shaw, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones have all suffered, and put the manager under the cosh early on.
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