Messi was injured during the international break with Argentina. Lionel Messi was excluded from the confrontation between Manchester United and the Champions League.
The Argentine superstar, who occupies the captaincy of Barcelona, suffered a huge setback after being injured in Monday’s training session after defeating Espanyol in the Catalan derby of the league. It is interesting to note that this development will be a great boost for Manchester United, which had to face its own crisis before the last clash against PSG, which will last sixteen years.
10 stars of the first team missed the second leg, but the men of Solskjaer made a comeback to beat the French 3-1 at the Parc des Princes. In the final count, Messi was injured in the international friendly between Argentina and Venezuela and was out of the draw with Morocco. However, the playmaker was back in the game against Espanyol this weekend, where he scored a fantastic free-kick panenka. Messi aggravated the injury during Monday’s session and is expected to go through a re-education phase.
In response to the injury, Edu Pons, Barca’s coach, revealed that the injury would keep Messi from staying for two weeks. “He will definitely miss the first leg. Messi has aggravated the pubic bone injury and we think the region has been under excessive pressure, “said the coach. Meanwhile, the club’s boss, Ernesto Valverde, insists that the other members of the team must unite and fight as a group, even if he took advantage of Messi’s injury.
“It’s obviously a hard blow. Messi is the best player in the world, but we have to regroup and leave him behind us, “said Valverde. “The things Messi brings to the game are second to none, we all know it. It’s better for him to rest and come back stronger, “he summed up. Earlier, Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi had revealed he had suffered a groin injury since last December. This latest revelation could be encouraging news for Manchester United ahead of its quarter-final Champions League win against Barcelona.