LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 21: Jayde Riviere of Manchester United during the Barclays Women's Super League match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on January 21, 2024 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images) NOTE: WSL Full-Time uses images provided by the following image agencies via OneFootball: Getty Images (https://www.gettyimages.de/)

Injury rules Manchester United defender Riviere out of international duty with Canada

Manchester United full-back Jayde Riviere will not be linking-up with the Canadian national team later this month with the player still struggling with a niggling injury.

The 23-year-old defender was included in Canada head coach Bev Priestman’s initial 23-player roster for the 2024 Concacaf W Gold Cup which kicks-off on 20 February 2024.

Canada Soccer have this evening issued a squad update which has confirmed Riviere’s withdrawal from the squad due to injury. SL Benfica’s Marie-Yasmine Alidou has been drafted into the squad as a replacement.

Riviere was last seen in the Manchester United team when The Red Devils took on Brighton & Hove Albion in a Barclays Women’s Super League fixture at The Leigh Sports Village eight days’ ago. She was replaced by fellow defender Gemma Evans after just 33 minutes of that contest. Riviere did not make the squad for Sunday’s Adobe Women’s FA Cup fifth round tie at Southampton, a game that Manchester United won 3-1.

Ahead of Sunday’s tie against The Saints, Manchester United head coach Marc Skinner indicated that Riviere has been carrying ‘a couple of knocks’, however, the severity of her injury is not yet known. The player could be a doubt for Saturday’s Barclays Women’s Super League fixture at Arsenal.

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