‘A very heavy injury’ – Louis van Gaal confirms Antonio Valencia faces three months on the sidelines after surgery

first_imgAntonio Valencia will be out for at least three months with a foot injury, Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has confirmed.Valencia suffered the injury to his left foot in the 0-0 draw against Manchester City last month.Valencia underwent surgery last week and Van Gaal said the Ecuadorian would not be back until the end of February at the earliest.The United manager told MUTV: “Valencia is longer term and very long.“It is not within three months or something.“It is a very heavy injury.”The 30-year-old utility man has only started two league games for United this season, but his absence will still be felt by Van Gaal.The United manager only has one specialist right-back in his squad – Matteo Darmian, who signed from Torino in the summer.Phil Jones and Ashley Young have also deputised in the position when Darmian and Valencia have been unavailable this season. 1 Antonio Valencia suffered the injury to his left foot in the 0-0 draw against Manchester City last month last_img read more