Manchester United defender Jonny Evans ruled out for 1 month with ankle injury

Manchester United defender Jonny Evans will be out of action for a month with an ankle injury.

The Northern Ireland international defender underwent a scan yesterday on the injury he sustained in the weekend defeat to Leicester at the King Power Stadium and initial results indicate he will be out of action until mid-October.

The injury to Evans is another blow to United manager Louis Van Gaal whose side have struggled this season and are already eight points behind leaders Chelsea after just five games.

Van Gaal finds himself struggling for numbers in defence as Phil Jones faces another three weeks out with a hamstring injury and Tyler Blackett is suspended.

However, there is some good news as £28m signing Luke Shaw is expected to finally make his competitive debut this weekend against West Ham after recovering from a hamstring injury.

The current injury crisis at Old Trafford will probably mean that left-back Marcus Rojo will line out in central defence this weekend.