Injuries – something all clubs and managers fear. Heck ! Its something all fans fear. It brings down everyone, even champions . Long term injuries can slow down the growth of young players and can have a damping effect on their careers .
A single injury in a team can disturb the balance of the team and can have disastrous effects on the rest of the team, let alone injuries to your star players. The situation becomes more dreadful if the club lacks depth in its squad. And the scenario becomes nightmarish when four or even five first team players are out injured .The slump through which Manchester United are going through is due to the absence of key members like skipper Wayne Rooney , Schneiderlin , Luke Shaw and Valencia, among others. What it resulted in for United was a string of below par performances which saw them lose out to Wolfsburg in the Champions League and get demoted to Europa league, and a shambolic defeat at the hands of Bournemouth. So here we point out a few key players sitting out this season due to long term injuries .