Reece Devine.

Devine injury update after Tranmere clash

Thursday 05 December 2019 11:00

Manchester United have provided an update on the injury to Reece Devine that overshadowed the Trophy clash with Tranmere Rovers.

The young full-back was eventually taken off on a stretcher during the 3-2 defeat, leading to a lengthy spell of injury time.

Rushian Hepburn-Murphy was also down for some time before being substituted during a disjointed second half.

Reece Devine representing the Under-23s at Old Trafford.

The medical department have assessed Reece and he has concussion, but is okay, so the club will follow the standard recovery protocol.

"I think the lad led with his arm and he had a black eye straight away," lead coach Neil Wood told MUTV. "It knocked him out and the stoppages disrupted it. It happened again with their lad going down and stopped the flow a little bit."

Tahith Chong scored both goals for the Reds and impressed throughout.

"He's done really well," added Wood. "He's had some games up with the first team and, when he comes here, he's done well for us. 

"I'm pleased for him, having scored two great goals and had a great impact in the second half. He was a real threat and did well.

Tahith Chong was in fine form at Prenton Park.

"I thought it was a slow start," he said. "But the lads did fantastically to go 2-1 up. We seemed in control, at that moment, and I thought Tranmere got tired really quickly but then we had a period of possession where we were doing risky things with the ball and caused our own downfall a little bit.

"The disappointing thing is we just have given soft goals away, which has been a theme throughout."

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