Manchester United summer transfer decision is about to be put to the test
Given every other single position in the team has been impacted by injuries this season, it was only a matter of time before one befell Manchester United's goalkeeper.
Erik ten Hag could be forgiven for thinking his United squad has come under the nefarious reach of a hex this season, given the sheer volume of injuries his side has suffered. United have often been without the entire first-choice back four, have had four players out all season and seemingly can't go a week without someone being added to the casualty list.
Though Ten Hag still has to shoulder the blame for the side's sudden decline, the impact so many injuries have had can not be discounted. Any team in the world would struggle under such strain.
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Now the one thing he definitely didn't want to hear has come to pass. Andre Onana has picked up an injury on international duty. The Cameroonian was forced off in the latter stages of Friday's 3-0 win over Mauritius and has been ruled out of Tuesday's match against Libya.
In a statement, which has been translated, the Cameroonian Football Federation said: "The Cameroonian Football Federation informs public opinion that the player Andre Onana, injured during the match against Mauritius on November 17, 2023 in Douala, is not part of the delegation of the Indomitable Lions currently in Benghazi.
"Medical imaging carried out by doctors from the national selection revealed an affection at the pubic level. FECAFOOT wishes a speedy recovery abroad in Cameroon."
It's not yet clear how serious the injury is or whether Onana will be fit to face Everton on