Daley Blind not ruled out for six months

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Manchester United caused confusion amongst fans and journalists alike this afternoon when they claimed on their official twitter feed that midfielder Daley Blind would be out of action for six months. 

The Dutch international was forced off in his country's victory over Latvia on Sunday with a medial knee ligament injury and immediate reports suggested he could be out of action for four weeks.

However the Manchester United official Twitter feed seemingly confirmed that he would be out for the remainder of the season this afternoon, quoting boss Louis van Gaal as saying that he was looking at six months on the sidelines.

However the message was put down to a misunderstanding over what Van Gaal said and was quickly deleted. Instead Van Gaal said he wouldn't be out of action for half a year, and that his diagnosis would become clearer when he goes for a scan in ten days once the swelling around his knees has gone down.

Blind took the announcement well, taking to Twitter to speak out to the Manchester United fans about his injury,

Despite the fact that Manchester United fans will be relieved that Blind isn't out for that length of time, the fact he has to wait another ten days before he is even able to have his knees scanned for more than a week suggests it could be a lengthy time off the pitch.

There was some better news about Angel di Maria and David de Gea who are both fit to feature against Arsenal this weekend, although Luke Shaw is a doubt.

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