D'Mani Mellor has second operation after ACL injury

Manchester United youngster D’Mani Mellor says he is on the road to recovery.

Mellor suffered a ACL injury in August just after the under-23s finally returned to pre-season training.

It was a cruel blow, after already missing months of his development due to lockdown.

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Mellor underwent his second operation on his knee over the weekend.

He posted an update on his Instagram page, with the message, ‘the hard work starts and the real road to recovery starts now’.

Mellor is now working up to try and get fit again for the start of next season. A late appearance in May could be possible, but United won’t rush him.

Luca Ercolani, Martin Svidersky and Tahith Chong are among the academy players to suffer ACL injuries in recent years.

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 2018/19.

  3. Strong under-23 record

    Mellor has a tally of eight goals in 13 under-23 games this past season.

  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 entire 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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