Manchester United left-back Tyrell Malacia injured Noa Lang in the Netherlands latest World Cup training session.
Following the Oranje’s 1-1 draw against Ecuador on Friday, Louis van Gaal’s side trained yesterday with the session made up of the players that didn’t feature against La Tri.
But according to Voetbal International, Lang didn’t complete the session after being on the receving end of a hefty challenge from Malacia.
The Club Brugge forward wanted to complete the session after taking a blow to his right ankle, but Van Gaal kept him on the sidelines.
While the injury isn’t believed to be serious, Lang, who scored four goals in 14 appearances under Erik ten Hag at Ajax, did receive treatment from the team doctor and Van Gaal opted to stop the training session following the injury scare.
Lang was seen as an emerging star at Ajax, but after having a falling out with Ten Hag, the 23-year-old winger was moved on by the Dutch giants.
Tyrell Malacia injures Noa Lang in World Cup training session
Like Lang, United’s number 12 is yet to feature in Qatar and make his World Cup bow.
Ten Hag’s first Manchester United signing has so far been unable to get any game time with ex-Red Devil Daley Blind seemingly having the left wing-back role under Van Gaal nailed down.
And while the former Manchester United manager has previously trialled Malacia at centre-back in a three-man backline, the 23-year-old faces a tall older getting minutes ahead of Virgil van Dijk, Jurrien Timber, Nathan Ake, Matthijs de Ligt and Stefan de Vrij.
Having not started a Premier League game since being hooked at half-time during the 6-3 defeat to Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium at the start of last month, Malacia played the full 90 minutes for the Red Devils during the 2-1 win against Fulham last time out.
With Diogo Dalot suspended for the trip to Craven Cottage, Ten Hag deployed the left footer at right-back.