Super Eagles midfielder and one of the pivotal players of a struggling Everton side, Alex Iwobi is expected to miss the next three weeks of football action, having sustained an ankle ligament injury against Manchester United on Friday.

Iwobi was on the receiving end of a follow up tackle by Tyrell Malacia in Friday’s FA Cup game at Old Trafford and was immediately stretchered off the field.

Everton confirmed the news following a scan and said Iwobi’s injury will be “managed conservatively” by their medical team.

Frank Lampard and the entire Toffees team will miss the Nigerian midfielder who has started all their 21 games in all competitions this season.