London: Manchester United have been dealt another injury blow after it was confirmed midfielder Ander Herrera suffered a fractured rib in the weekend win over West Ham.
The 25-year-old Spaniard, a £28.8million ($46.6million) signing from Athletic Bilbao, has been an important member of manager Louis Van Gaal`s side and becomes the 10th player in the United squad to be injured.
Herrera, who is facing several weeks on the sidelines, was substituted in the 74th minute of the 2-1 win after sustaining the injury.
It was not immediately clear how long he would be out of action.
The news comes as another blow to Van Gaal, who already has captain Wayne Rooney suspended for the whole of October after his sending-off against West Ham for kicking out at Stewart Downing.
Nine other players were missing from Saturday`s line-up due to injury.