Man United’s Malacia to return next year after setback in recovery from injury

AP , Friday 1 Dec 2023

Manchester United defender Tyrell Malacia is expected to return from a knee injury early next year, his club said Friday.

FILE - Manchester United's Tyrell Malacia during the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Manchester United at King Power stadium in Leicester, England, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022. Photo: AP


The left-back had surgery during the offseason and then required another operation following an unspecified setback.

He has not played yet this season and United did not give a firm date on his expected return to action.

“Unfortunately, he suffered a setback during his rehabilitation, which required further surgery,” United said in a statement. “This has been successfully completed and Malacia is now back at Carrington working hard to be fit early in the New Year.”

Malacia joined United from Feyenoord last season in a deal worth around 13 million pounds ($16 million).

The Netherlands international’s last appearance was for his country in the Nations League semifinals against Croatia in June.

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