Manchester United have been dealt with another injury blow with news of Daley Blind picking up a knee problem while on international duty for Netherlands.
The 24-year-old midfielder was forced off the pitch in the 20th minute with a suspected medial ligament injury during Netherlands 6-0 win over Latvia in their Euro 2016 Group A qualifying fixture.
Although the extent of the injury will only be determined once Blind undergoes a MRI scan, Holland head coach Guus Hiddink fears that the midfielder may be facing a significant spell on the sidelines.
"I'm rather negative," Hiddink told the Guardian. "I think it's a medial ligament that is twisted. It might be a rupture."
Blind, on the other hand, says that he is trying to stay positive and looking to make a strong comeback from his injury.
"I'm proud of my 25 games for the Dutch national team, but I'm so gutted with my injury... I'll stay positive en will come back stronger! Nevertheless a great win, 6-0!" the former Ajax player posted in Instagram.
Blind is the second Manchester United player to pick up an injury during the international break, with Spanish goalkeeper David De Gea already on the sidelines with a dislocated finger.
Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid are reportedly preparing a £20 million bid to lure Juan Mata out of Manchester United in January.
The 26-year-old playmaker, who completed a £37.1 million move from Chelsea to Manchester United in January last season, is being tipped to make a move out of Old Trafford in the upcoming winter transfer window after failing to earn a regular starting place under new boss Louis van Gaal.
And according to Spanish publication Fichajes, Atletico Madrid, who have been reportedly monitoring Mata's situation for quite some time, are preparing a £20 million to bring the midfield back to Spain in January.
However, the La Liga champions will certainly not be getting the Spaniard's signature that easily as a number of top clubs including Real Madrid, Valencia and Juventus are also believed to be interested in landing the playmaker in January.