Herrera suffers 'bad injury'

22 February 2018 03:25:36 EST

Ander Herrera faces another spell on the sidelines after picking up an injury during Manchester United's Champions League clash against Sevilla.

The Spaniard sustained the problem after just 15 minutes and was replaced by Paul Pogba as United drew their round of 16 first-leg encounter at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan 0-0.

The midfielder, who had missed United's last three matches, had to be substituted after attempting a backheel.

United boss Jose Mourinho said after the match: "I think it's a bad injury. The medical department gave [pronounced] him fully fit on Saturday. He trained on Saturday, Sunday and Monday and looked fit.

"The way he was playing during the time he was on the pitch, he showed the intensity that is only possible when you are fit. Then it was a backheel that created a contraction in the muscular area where he had the previous problem."

United produced a lack-lustre display in Seville but Mourinho was reasonably satisfied with the result, adding: "I think the only moment where we felt relieved was in the last couple of minutes in the first half, when there were a couple of our mistakes in possession and they had a couple of good situations with two David [De Gea] great saves.

"Apart from that, I was never relieved. The game was even."

The return fixture will take place at Old Trafford on Tuesday 13th March and United can be backed at 1/2 to progress to the quarter-finals.

Meanwhile, they can be backed at 7/5 to beat Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday and at 1/66 to finish in the top four this season.

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