Manchester United target Paulo Dybala avoids serious injury despite leaving pitch in tears
Paulo Dybala broke down in tears as he hobbled off against Cagliari on Saturday.
The Juventus superstar was forced off the pitch due to a thigh strain just after the restart and cried as he made his way down the tunnel.
Dybala has been heavily linked with a transfer to Manchester United in recent weeks, and the sight of the Argentine in tears will have worried Red Devil supporters, as well as Juventus fans.
The heartbreaking scenes even saw Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri embrace Dybala, who was replaced by Douglas Costa in the 50th minute.
But, Juventus have revealed the injury is not as serious as feared after Dybala underwent an MRI scan on Sunday morning.
The scan confirmed a ‘mild to medium strain to his right thigh’, which will rule Dybala out for a month.
Dybala begins rehab immediately, but the 24-year-old looks set to miss Juventus’ first leg Champions League clash with Tottenham.
Spurs travel to Turin on February 13 for the first game of the last-16 tie and Dybala is in a race against time to be fit in time for the game.
The injury scare is a massive boost to Tottenham, but United fans will be praying for a speedy recovery.
Jose Mourinho is thought to be desperate to secure Dybala’s signature and partner him with Romelu Lukaku in United’s attack.
The speedy attacker could cost upwards of £70million after scoring 59 goals and providing 22 assists in 122 appearances for Juventus.
Manchester United 2017/18 Fixtures
Stoke City (H) – Mon Jan 15
Burnley (A) – Sat Jan 20
Tottenham (A) – Wed Jan 31
Huddersfield (H) – Sat Feb 3
Newcastle (A) – Sun Feb 11
Sevilla (A) – Wed Feb 21 (Champions League)
Chelsea (H) – Sun Feb 25
Crystal Palace (A) – Sun Mar 3
Liverpool (H) – Sat Mar 10
Sevilla (H) – Tue Mar 13 (Champions League)
Dybala is coveted by a host of top clubs including Barcelona, where his international team-mate Lionel Messi plays.
Juventus have repeatedly denied Dybala could be sold, but the player himself has admitted he cannot promise he will stay in Italy forever.
Chief executive Giuseppe Marotta said recently: ‘We haven’t put a price-tag on Paulo, so it’s difficult to make an assessment. We have no intention of putting him on the market.’
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