D'Mani Mellor begins recovery from torn ACL

Manchester United youngster D’Mani Mellor has begun his recovery from a torn ACL.

Mellor announced via his Instagram earlier this month that he had suffered the injury, saying he was ‘devastated’.

He also vowed to return stronger and fitter than before, and has now begun his recovery.

Mellor posted a picture on his Instagram story on Thursday of him working out at home wearing his new United training gear, with heavy strapping and a knee brace on his left leg.


A long way back

Mellor faces a year on the sidelines, if similar injury recoveries from Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Luca Ercolani are anything to go by.

Ercolani recently made his comeback in an under-23s friendly against Salford City last week, almost one year since suffering an ACL tear.

The duo can help provide support to Mellor as he looks to return for the 2021/22 season.

Mellor made his United first team debut in 2019/20 away at Astana in the Europa League.

His last under-23 appearance was on January 10, although he did feature in a friendly against Club Brugge in February.

Photo by Ash Donelon/Manchester United via Getty Images

D’Mani Mellor: What you need to know

  1. Mellor plays as a striker and was born in Manchester

    He signed his professional contract in September 2018

  2. Hat-trick hero

    Mellor’s best performance in the academy came as he bagged a hat-trick in the final game of the under-18 season against Everton in 2019.

  3. Strong under-23 record

    Mellor has a tally of five goals and six assists in 17 under-23 games

  4. First team breakthrough

    Mellor made his debut away at Astana in the Europa League. He played the final 25 minutes of the match, replacing Tahith Chong

  5. Missed 2020/21 season

    He suffered an ACL injury in summer 2020, ruling him out for the season.

  6. Loan at Salford

    Mellor spent the first half of 2021/22 on loan at Salford, but only played twice before the deal was terminated.

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