Manchester United goalkeeper ruled out with injury for a few weeks

Manchester United goalkeeper Tom Heaton has picked up an injury and has been ruled out for a few weeks.

The 36-year-old sustained an injury to his ankle prior to the international break.

As a result, Heaton was not on the bench for United’s last game — a 3-1 win over Fulham in the FA Cup quarter-finals.

Heaton will not be available for selection for the coming weeks.

Speaking to club media, Heaton confirmed that his injury wasn’t too bad but he should be able to return in April at some point.

“Yeah, unfortunately the day before the Fulham game, I rolled my ankle in training,” Heaton told

“Thankfully, it’s not too bad but it’ll mean a couple of weeks out, I think. I should be back some point in April somewhere, hopefully halfway through.

“It’s an occupational hazard unfortunately, a bit of a random one but, yeah, I just went over on the ankle and nicked the ligament.

“I’m in this [protective boot] for another few days then hope to get it back moving again.”

Jack Butland will become second choice after joining United on loan from Crystal Palace in January.

But we fully expect David de Gea to play the remaining fixtures unless he picks up an injury.

We would like to wish Heaton a speedy recovery.

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