Jack Colback is out for FOUR months ... but is he just running down his contract?
The midfielder missed out on a place in the club’s 25-man Premier League squad, and it goes without saying, the bad feeling just gets worse.
Colback was eligible to play in Saturday’s FA Cup tie against Rochdale. However, Bruce – who lost four players to injury during this afternoon’s 3-0 defeat to Leicester City at St James’s Park – couldn't call on Colback at Spotland.
"Colback hurt his knee, so won't be available for four months,” said United’s head coach.
Bruce – who also ruled out playing Henri Saivet and Jamie Sterry against Rochdale – said last month that Colback, signed as a free agent in 2014 after his Sunderland contract expired, needed to leave the club in this months transfer window – and “reboot his career”.
“Jack, being Jack, is a good pro, has trained every day hoping that he can reboot his career,” said Bruce. “He needs to move on.”
But his career has been ruined because he insisted on staying at a club that obviously didn't want him ... because he wants to pick up £40,000 a week. A figure no other club would match.
So, instead of ambition and game time ... he would rather take the dosh.