Rafael Da Silva is set to miss the first month of the new Premier League season after suffering a hamstring injury against Wigan Athletic in the Community Shield.
Rafael pulled up after just 16-minutes on Sunday at Wembley, being replaced by Chris Smalling with Phil Jones slotting in at right-back for cover.
New Manchester United manager, David Moyes spoke after United’s 2-0 win regarding Rafael’s injury.
Speaking with reporters, Moyes said:
“A hamstring – I could be out four, five weeks”
Rafael was already set to miss the opening game against Swansea City due to suspension, but now looks likely to miss big games against Chelsea and Liverpool too due to this latest hamstring injury.
Speaking with MUTV after the game, David Moyes added:
“Rafa said that he felt his hamstring and in a game like this when you have an opportunity to make substitutes, it was fine.
“He is suspended for the first game of the season anyway, so in a way, I wouldn’t say it doesn’t matter, but it won’t have an effect on what we do next weekend.”