Aaron Wan-Bissaka has withdrawn from the England squad injured.
The Manchester United right-back has withdrawn from Gareth Southgate’s England squad to face Bulgaria and Kosovo.
According to United’s official club website manutd.com, the player has developed some kind of back problem.
The statement read:
“Manchester United defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka has been forced to withdraw from the England squad due to a back issue.”
“The right-back has enjoyed a fine start to the season with the Reds and was rewarded with a first senior international call-up by manager Gareth Southgate, ahead of the European Championship qualifiers against Bulgaria and Kosovo.”
“Despite training with his colleagues at St George’s Park, he has had to return to United for treatment.”
“As Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold and Atletico Madrid defender Kieran Trippier are already in the England squad, no replacements are planned.”
His manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has yet to officially comment. This is not the kind of news he would have been wanting to hear.
He already has Luke Shaw and Anthony Martial out for at least a couple of weeks.
Paul Pogba has developed an ankle injury from the Southampton game at the weekend and they are still waiting on results from scans to confirm the injury and the rehabilitation time.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka would ultimately be a bigger loss than any of the aforementioned three. Since his 50 million pound arrival from Crystal Palace this summer, he has been a revelation.
Having just had two defensive players depart in the summer transfer window, Uniteds options will be limited. But there are several permutations.
The natural replacement would be Diogo Dalot, but he has been out injured since the preseason.
There is Axel Tuanzebe, who prefers a more central role but can fill in.
Also, there is Ashley Young, who could make the switch from left to right and then bring in Marcos Rojo at left-back.
Solskjaer will be hoping that with eleven days until the next game, they can get Wan-Bissaka back to 100%.
Gareth Southgate will be anxiously waiting to give the 21-year-old another opportunity as he will undoubtedly bring a whole new dimension to the England team.
— Aaron Wan-Bissaka (@awbissaka) September 3, 2019