Here we go again! Fabio Aurelio is injured…again! Aurelio has had some bad luck with injuries ever since he joined us from Valencia. He always seems to get injured when he is actually going through a good spell. Well the latest injury is rather bizarre. Aurelio twisted his knee whilst playing with his children in the garden and as a result he will require surgery and is likely to be out of action for 6 months. This means that Aurelio will miss the rest of the year.
I am a huge fan of Aurelio, especially after THAT freekick at Old Trafford. But besides that, his game has improved ever since we signed him and he became Rafa’s first choice left back. Now Rafa has to make a plan! Dossena was set to leave this summer and go back to Italy but now with the news of Aurelio, will Rafa still let Dossena go? For me, I will be happy if Insua becomes our first choice left back in the absence of Aurelio but we still need cover.
We have signed Chris Mavinga from Paris Saint Germain who is also a left back. Mavinga is only 18 years old so he does not have a lot of experience so I do not think we can intrust him to be our second choice left back. So with that said, I think Rafa may just decide to hang onto Dossena following this Aurelio injury.