Antonio Valencia has been one of United’s best players this season, which is why it is so frustrating that he picked up a hamstring injury in his ten minute substitution appearance against Ajax.

After suffering a nasty injury the season before last, which saw him miss most of the season, he admitted he was worried this latest injury would keep him out for a long time.

“After my last injury experiences I feared the worst,” he said. “I was anguished but after tests the medical staff have confirmed a muscle rupture in the hamstring. It’s important but not grave – I should be back in a month. I am angry because it has happened at such a key moment in the season for United. I have developed and played some good matches and that’s the worst consequence of all this. But now the doctors have calmed me down and I have to recuperate and then help the team in our race to win the Premier League and Europa League.”