Man United Injury Updates Ahead of FA Cup Final Against Manchester City

Man United Injury Updates Ahead of FA Cup Final Against Manchester City

As we are gearing up for the FA Cup final, now is the time to get the latest Man United injury update. Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United is facing a challenging period as injuries pile ahead of the clash against Manchester City. After a 0-4 loss at Crystal Palace, the Red Devils suffered a 0-1 defeat against Premier League leaders Arsenal at home.

Despite displaying glimpses of quality on the pitch, they failed to find a player to level the score, let alone secure a victory, owing to a lengthy absentee list that includes key figures like Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford, Raphael Varane, and several others.

As Erik ten Hag contemplates a potential departure from Old Trafford at the end of the season due to a lackluster campaign resulting in the club’s eighth position in the Premier League standings and the possibility of missing out on European football next season, their FA Cup final opponents, Manchester City, are in top form, aiming for their third consecutive league title.

Meanwhile, let’s have a look at the injury updates coming out of Man United as they turn their focus from the hectic domestic schedule to the FA Cup.

Manchester United Injury Updates

Bruno Fernandes

Man United Injury Update
Bruno Fernandes (Credit: Getty)

Injury: Hand

The Portuguese international was unavailable against Crystal Palace due to a hand injury, that he sustained last week. However, Bruno might return to action in the middle of this month. It remains to be seen whether he will feature against the Magpies, with a potential of another injury ahead of the FA Cup final

Possible return date: Against Newcastle

Marcus Rashford

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Marcus Rashford in action (Credit: Getty)

Injury: Knock

Marcus Rashford has been sidelined since April 21 following a knock he sustained during Manchester United’s Semi-final win over Coventry in the FA Cup. Ten hag informed that the forward might be available for the away game against Crystal Palace, but Rashford could not play a single minute in that game. The attacker has trained with the team and is expected to come off the bench against Newcastle United on 15th May..

Predicted return date: May 15

Raphael Varane

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Varane (Credit: Getty)

Injury: Muscle strain

The French center-back has been sidelined for almost one-and-a-half months now. His last game was against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last month when Manchester United suffered a 3-4 defeat. However, there is still no update on Varane’s return date, as the Dutch coach has not issued any recent statements on his injury.

Return date prediction: Next Season

Harry Maguire

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Harry Maguire during a Manchester United training session (Credit: Getty)

Injury: Thigh pain

Last week, the Red Devils confirmed that Harry Maguire sustained an injury during the team’s training. The injury is expected to keep him out of action for over three weeks. This indicates that the center-back should return to the action ahead of the FA Cup final, which is scheduled to take place on May 25th.

Possible return date: FA Cup Final vs Man City

Amad Diallo

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Diallo in action (Credit: Getty)

Injury: Knee

The young attacker was seen limping off the ground just 20 minutes into the play against Arsenal last week. However, it has since been confirmed that Diallo does not face any serious injury and should return to the squad soon. On social media, Amad revealed that he is fine at the moment.

Possible return date: May 15 (Against Newcastle United)

Lisandro Martinez

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Lisandro Martinez trains (Credit: Getty)

Injury: Calf

After missing out on many important matches in the second half of the season, Lisandro Martinez finally might return to the football field soon. Despite his absence from the Arsenal game, last week’s training videos and photos offered a glimmer of hope to United fans and management. However, ten Hag has assured that the Argentine is not far from returning to action.

Possible return date: vs Newcastle United (May 15)

Victor Lindelof

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Victor Lindelof (Credit: Getty)

Injury: Hamstring

The Spanish defender sustained a hamstring injury in Manchester United’s 1-1 draw against Brentford almost one and a half months ago. The English club released a statement, informing that he could be sidelined for “at least one month”. However, with no particular news on his injury, it remains to be seen whether Lindelof may return to action ahead of the all-important Man City game.

Possible return date: Last week of May

Tyrell Malacia

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Tyrell Malacia (Credit: Getty)

Injury: Knee

Tyrell Malacia has been out of action since the final matchday of the last Premier League season. He has not played a single game for Manchester United this season as he underwent a crucial knee surgery. As he is still recovering from that, it can be expected that ten Hag may utilize his services in the pre-season campaign. Earlier, the United coach already mentioned that it would be difficult for Malacia to play this season.

Possible return date: Still unknown

Luke Shaw

Man United Injury Update
Luke Shaw (Credit: Getty)

Injury: Muscle strain

The English left-back had a forgettable season marred by a string of injuries. After being out of action since the 1st week of February this year, Luke Shaw suffered another minor injury during a training period, which was later confirmed by the Dutch coach.

Possible return: vs Man City

Anthony Martial

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Anthony Martial (Credit: Getty)

Injury: Groin

The French superstar was initially expected to play against Arsenal last weekend, but for unknown reasons, he wasn’t included in the playing squad. The club has not released any statement regarding his absence from the club’s 0-1 defeat against the Gunners at home. However, there is speculation that he might be seen playing against Newcastle United on May 15th.

Possible return date: May 15 (vs Newcastle)

Mason Mount

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Mason Mount during an EPL game (Credit: Getty)

Injury: Unknown

Erik ten Hag has already confirmed that Mount would not be available for the Arsenal game, without revealing specific details of the former Chelsea player’s injury. According to UK media reports, Mount suffered an injury during a training session last week and was forced to leave the field. If rumors are to be believed, then the FA Cup final game against Manchester City will come too soon for the attacking midfielder.

Possible return date: Unknown

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