Betis youngster sidelined

Reported Manchester United target Alvaro Vadillo could be out of action for six months after suffering a ligament injury.

Winger out with ligament injury

Reported Manchester United target Alvaro Vadillo could be out of action for six months after suffering a ligament injury during Real Betis' 4-1 defeat by Real Madrid at the weekend. The 17-year-old wideman will undergo tests on his right knee to determine the damage after a challenge with Sergio Ramos saw him limp off at Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday. Vadillo reportedly turned down a move to Real Madrid in the summer and signed a new deal to keep him at Real Betis until 2016 as he was more confident of progressing at the Benito Vilamarin. In recent weeks Manchester United were among a number of clubs said to have had scouts watching the Cadiz-born winger as he broke into the Verdiblanco's first team. After rising through the ranks at Betis, Vadillo has impressed for Spain's Under-17 team and has made four appearances for the Spanish club in La Liga this term after being promoted from the B side during pre-season. Betis' medics have already stated that the best-case scenario is a two-month recovery time, but if surgery is required to repair the torn cruciate ligament then Vadillo could be out until the majority of the campaign.

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