Sherwood: Alan Hutton's injury 'doesn't look good' after Manchester United defeat

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Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood doesn't have good news about Alan Hutton's injury.

Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood told Sky Sports that Alan Hutton's injury 'doesn't look good' after his side's 3-1 defeat to Manchester United.

Louis van Gaal's men went 2-0 up through efforts from Ander Herrera and Wayne Rooney, but Christian Benteke gave Villa hope with a goal back before Herrera grabbed his second to wrap the game up.

The result means Villa stay in 16th place in the Premier League table, just three points clear of the relegation zone - and Sherwood admitted concerns over injuries after the game.

Ashley Westwood suffered an injury in training on Friday, whilst right back Alan Hutton was hauled off at half time after suffering an ankle injury, and was replaced by Leandro Bacuna.

Villa need as many bodies in their squad as possible ahead of the relegation run-in, but the latest problems pose a difficult situation for Sherwood to deal with.

Speaking to Sky Sports after the game at Old Trafford, Sherwood admitted that it was disappointing to suffer more injuries - and said it doesn't look good for either player, particularly Hutton, who just couldn't continue the game despite trying to play through the pain barrier. 

"We lost Ashley Westwood on Friday, and we lose Alan Hutton today. As quick as we get them back, we're losing them still, so it's a little bit disappointing," Sherwood said.

"Both don't look good, to be honest. Alan's obviously wanted to stay on the pitch desperately, but his ankle is just too's going to be a struggle for him," he added.

Villa now face QPR on Tuesday in what is a crucial battle in the fight against the drop, but it doesn't look like Hutton or Westwood will be playing any part.

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