Matteo Darmian just caused Manchester United an even bigger defensive headache when he dislocated his shoulder in the team’s pathetic 2-1 loss against Sunderland. The Italian star had started the game as a right-back for Louis van Gaal, but landed horrifically after a tackle from Wahbi Khazri in the first half.
Darmian was left screaming in pain as he called for medical attention. Despite the severity of the tackle, referee Andrew Marriner didn’t even award a free-kick.
The defender was sent straight to the hospital for a scan, where doctors diagnosed the injury as a dislocated shoulder. In his post-match interview, van Gaal confirmed that the full-back will be out for at least a month.
21-year-old Manchester United Academy graduate Donald Love came on to replace Darmian shortly before United equalised through Anthony Martial. Despite an impressive performance by Love, United buckled under Sunderland’s pressure when goalkeeper David de Gea scored an own-goal in the 82nd minute.