With Manchester United set to play Premier League leaders Manchester City in two weeks, Louis van Gaal has been handed an early advantage after Sergio Aguero and his Spanish teammate David Silva both suffered an injury with their national teams respectively.

Sergio Aguero is likely to be out for a month after suffering a thigh injury following Argentinaa s 2-0 loss against Ecuador. David Silva on the other hand suffered an ankle injury as Spain beat Luxembourg 4-0 in order to qualify for Euro 2016.

I think Ia ll be a month without playing

As reported by the Guardian, Sergio Aguero confirmed that he is expected to be sidelined for 4 weeks after suffering a tear in his thigh muscle. The striker hinted that his injury could be blamed on the fact that he had been playing very frequently prior to Argentinaa s fixture against Ecuador.

a I think Ia ll be a month without playing. Ia ll go the AFA [Argentinian Football Association] national team compound to carry on with treatment. To recover from the tear Ia ll surely need a month, although it will depend how it evolves.

a Ia d been playing very frequently and was in doubt [for Thursdaya s match] until the last minute but as a player you always want to be there and never know what can happen.a

David Silva Withdrawn Due To An Ankle Injury

David Silva suffered a rough outing during Spaina s 4-0 win over Luxembourg as he was forced to leave the pitch 9 minutes into the game. The Spaniard was on the receiving end of a couple of rough tackles and as reported by the Guardian . , the Manchester City playmaker is likely to be out for 2-3 weeks due to an ankle injury.

a I think Ia  ll be a month without playing."

a I think Ia ll be a month without playing.”

According to the Spanish national team website, Silva suffered a a bad sprain of the internal lateral ligament of the right anklea and has therefore been withdrawn from the national team.

With both David Silva and Sergio Aguero injured, it seems that Louis Van Gaal has an initial advantage over his city rivals as Manchester United look to stay alive in the Premier League title race.