Ralf Rangnick has admitted that Jadon Sancho may miss the balance of the season due to his ongoing struggle with tonsillitis.
The 22-year-old summer signing struggled to adjust to life at Old Trafford following his high-profile move from Borussia Dortmund, but gradually settled in and enjoyed a purple run of success earlier this year.
Unfortunately, his momentum was halted by a bout of tonsillitis, which kept him out of the 1-1 draw with Chelsea and, according to Rangnick, may keep him out for an extended period of time.
What Rangnick said:
“Jadon might be out for the rest of the season with his tonsillitis. He will most likely be unavailable against Brentford,” he said.
“He’s got inflammation on his tonsils and has also had some high temperatures so that’s why he was not available [against Chelsea] and he will most certainly not be available for the next two matches,” he said.
“Hopefully, they can get hold of that inflammation and if his tonsils have to be removed, that can happen at the end of the season.”
Along with Sancho, neither Luke Shaw nor Paul Pogba will be available due to injury, although Rangnick is confident that both Fred and Edinson Cavani will be available on the bench following their return to light training.