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Daley Blind substituted with knee injury on international duty

United's luck doesn't seem to be getting any better.

Dean Mouhtaropoulos

Manchester United have had some pretty terrible luck on the injury front recently, and it doesn't seem to be improving in a hurry. The latest Red Devil to go down is midfield anchorman Daley Blind, who was withdrawn in the first half of the Netherlands' Euro 2016 qualifier against Latvia:

Blind was able to walk off the field, so it is possible that he was withdrawn as a precautionary measure. With United very thin on holding midfield options, he's player Louis van Gaal will desperate to have available against Arsenal next weekend. However, from what Dutch coach Guus Hiddink had to say after the match, it doesn't sound good. If it is really is knee ligaments, he could be set for weeks or months on the sidelines:

The early prognosis is that he could miss between four and six weeks:

The (slightly) good news is that striker Robin van Persie was declared fit to start against Latvia, and indeed got himself on the scoresheet after just six minutes.