Barcelona and Argentina star, Lionel Messi face a race to be fit for the clash against Manchester United after picking up injury in Argentina.
The five-time Ballon D’or winner sustained a pelvic injury as Argentina lost to Venezuela and he will miss their next friendly against Morocco.
The 31-year-old captained his side as they were defeated 3-1 by Venezuela, and after playing the full 90 minutes in the match it was reported that he had picked up an injury to his pelvis.
Barcelona confirmed Messi will miss Argentina’s next match against Morocco.
“Lionel Messi did not have the return to international action that he would have wanted, and an injury picked up on Friday night means he will miss Argentina’s game against Morocco on Tuesday,” the statement read.
“The FC Barcelona star captained his side and played the entire 90 minutes of the friendly against Venezuela at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid, but they would lose 1-3.
“It was his first appearance since the 2018 World Cup quarter final loss against France, which was followed by a short-lived international retirement for Argentina’s all-time top goalscorer.