Manchester United left-back Tyrell Malacia is expected to return from a knee injury early next year after suffering a setback during his rehabilitation, the club said on Friday.
The Dutch defender had undergone surgery during the off-season but the unspecified setback required another operation. Manchester United didn't give an exact date for Tyrell Malacia's return. He has not played yet this season.
"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," the club statement read.
Malacia joined United from Feyenoord last season in a deal worth around 13 million pounds (USD 16 million) in 2022. The 24-year-old has donned the famous red shirt 39 times so far under gaffer Erik ten Hag.
Earlier in November, Malacia's teammate Luke Shaw had returned to training after being sidelined for three months with a muscle injury. The England left-back suffered the injury in August after appearing in Manchester United's first two Premier League games of the season.
Erik ten Hag's United stand sixth in the Premier League with 24 points after 13 games.