Manchester United confirm Aaron Wan-Bissaka will be out for ‘several weeks’ | Manchester United

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Manchester United have confirmed Aaron Wan-Bissaka is set to be sidelined for “several weeks” after the right-back picked up an injury in the defeat to Brighton on Saturday.

United have endured a challenging and chaotic start to the season, with off-field issues compounded by poor performances and results on the pitch. They are preparing for Wednesday’s Champions League group game at Bayern Munich on the back of the 3-1 home loss to Roberto De Zerbi’s men at the weekend, when their injury issues worsened. Wan-Bissaka was named on the bench having dealt with illness in the build-up and then picked up an injury when brought on as a 85th-minute substitute.

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“Aaron Wan-Bissaka is set for a period on the sidelines after sustaining an injury during the closing stages of Saturday’s game against Brighton and Hove Albion,” read a United statement. “Further assessment will be needed to determine how long Wan-Bissaka will be out for, but initial indications suggest it will be several weeks.”

Luke Shaw and Tyrell Malacia are out along with centre-back Raphaël Varane, while deadline-day signing Sofyan Amrabat has to make his debut due to a knock. Meanwhile, Mason Mount has not featured for United since picking up an injury in last month’s loss at Tottenham, while Kobbie Mainoo, Amad Diallo and Tom Heaton are also sidelined.

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Jadon Sancho has been banished from the first team “pending resolution of a squad discipline issue” and Antony has been given a leave of absence following assault allegations against him.

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