English Premier League giant Manchester United have confirmed that Ghanaian midfielder Kobbie Mainoo has left the club’s pre-season tour of the United States to begin treatment on the ankle injury that he suffered against Real Madrid.
In a statement on their official website, Man United revealed that the teenager would be unavailable “for the first part of the 2023-24 campaign”, although an exact timeframe for his recovery has not been yet.
“Manchester United can confirm that Kobbie Mainoo suffered an ankle injury during the match against Real Madrid on Tour 2023,” read the statement.
“The midfielder is expected to be ruled out for the first part of the 2023/24 season. He has flown home from Tour to the UK where further assessment of his injury will take place before a medical decision on the next steps.”
The promising Ghanaian midfielder made three appearances for Man United during the 2022-23 campaign, including one outing in the Premier League, featuring against Leicester City in February.
The Red Devils have already boosted their midfield with the signing of Mason Mount this summer, but Fred and Donny van de Beek are in discussions over a move away from the club.
Galatasaray are said to lead the race for Fred, while Real Sociedad are believed to be in talks over a deal for Van de Beek, who is seeking regular action next season.
Departures for the two players would allegedly lead to Man United bringing in Sofyan Amrabat, with various reports suggesting that a deal for the Fiorentina midfielder has already been agreed.