Man Utd starlet Harry Amass won’t be involved against Fulham despite left-back crisis | Football

Amass has impressed at youth level (Picture: Getty)

Manchester United youngster Harry Amass will not be involved in the senior squad taking on Fulham on Saturday afternoon.

Erik ten Hag’s side once again find themselves in the midst of an injury crisis at left-back with Luke Shaw facing another spell on the sidelines.

United released a statement this week, expecting him to be unavailable for ‘a few months’ with reports suggesting he is unlikely to play again this season, also leaving his participation in England’s Euro 2024 campaign in doubt.

With Tyrell Malacia still recovering from a long-term knee injury, United fans have been eager to see 16-year-old starlet Amass handed a chance to shine in their absence.

The left-back has trained with the first-team on several occasions since the turn of the year, joining senior squad again this week ahead of the visit of Fulham

But Amass was named in the starting XI for United’s Under-18 side taking on Middlesbrough early on Saturday afternoon, effectively ruling him out featuring against the Cottagers later in the day.

Victor Lindelof has come on to slot in at left-back in United’s last two games with Sofyan Amrabat also deployed in that role earlier this season.

Harry Amass

Amass was among the youngsters to join first-team training this week (Picture: Getty)

Malacia, one of ten Hag’s first signings in Manchester after arriving from Feyenoord in 2022, has not played since May last season.

The Netherlands international underwent knee surgery but his absence has been a source of intrigue and frustration for supporters.

Ten Hag was asked specifically about Malacia ahead of last weekend’s clash against Luton, revealing the Dutchman is still not back in training and is ‘some weeks’ away from rejoining the squad.

‘He had setbacks during his rehab process,’ ten Hag said. ‘It takes too long, it’s bad for him. Bad for us.

‘But now we’ve turned a point and it’s positive – he will return soon on the pitch. I don’t think then it will take long before he’s returning in the team training.’


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