Man Utd vs Aston Villa marred by star’s season-ending ACL injury

Aston Villa’s hopes of securing a Champions League qualification have taken a hit as Boubacar Kamara is set to miss the remainder of the season due to injury. This news comes following their late loss against Manchester United, where Scott McTominay secured a win for United at Villa Park. Kamara sustained a knee ligament injury during the match and is expected to face a five to six-month spell on the sidelines, requiring surgery once the nature of the injury is confirmed. The midfielder’s absence will be a significant loss for Villa, as he has been an essential part of their season under Unai Emery, excelling in ball progression and defensive midfield duties.

This injury adds to Villa’s existing injury woes, as noted by John McGinn after their defeat against United. Villa’s chances of a top-five finish, which could secure them a Champions League spot depending on English success in European competitions, have been impacted by this setback. Kamara’s replacement by Moussa Diaby during the match highlights the immediate impact of his injury. As Villa aim to fend off mounting competition for Champions League qualification, the loss of Kamara will be a challenging obstacle to overcome.

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