Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele a ‘major doubt’ for Manchester United clash
Posted by  badge Boss on Jan 30
Ousmane Dembele could miss the first leg against Manchester United (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

Barcelona look set to be without Ousmane Dembele for their first-leg play-off against .

The Frenchman has been in scintillating form for the La Liga giants this term, scoring five goals and providing five assists.

Dembele has reestablished himself as an important first-team player, having looked to be on the cusp of leaving the club last summer.

But the winner suffered a thigh injury midway through the first half of Barcelona’s win against Girona on Saturday.

Dembele was seen clutching his left leg and the club released a statement afterwards confirming they were undergoing assessments on the severity of the injury.

‘Tests carried out this evening on Ousmane Dembélé have shown that he has a rectus femoris injury in his left thigh,’ a statement read.

‘He is out and his recovery will determine his availability.’

Dembele could miss a month of action(Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images)

The Athletic say initial assessments estimate Dembele could miss up to a month of action, which would certainly rule him out of the first leg at the Camp Nou on February 14th.

It would leave Dembele in a race against time to play at Old Trafford a week later on February 23rd.

United face Barcelona in a play-off after they finished second in their Europa League group, while the Catalans finished third in their Champions League group.


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