Manchester United Injury Update: Erik ten Hag provides updates on Hojlund, Mount and others ahead of Liverpool showdown

Manchester United Injury Update: Erik ten Hag provides updates on Hojlund, Mount and others ahead of Liverpool showdown

Manager Erik ten Hag has delivered a Manchester United injury update ahead of the team’s clash against Liverpool in the FA Cup on March 17.

Speaking in his press conference, the Dutchman sounded optimistic about Rasmus Hojlund, Mason Mount, Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

Manchester United Injury Update: Four players close to return

Erik ten Hag spoke to the media in his pre-match press conference and delivered updates on four key players.

As per journalist Fabrizio Romano, ten Hag said,

“Harry Maguire, Rasmus Højlund and Aaron Wan-Bissaka have chances to be back, they are training with the group.

“Mason Mount trained all week with us, he had some full sessions with us, so it’s looking good.”

Maguire last featured in Manchester United’s 2-1 defeat against Fulham, but should be back to face Liverpool. Wan-Bissaka, who last featured in a 2-2 draw against Tottenham Hotspur in January should be back as well.

Meanwhile, Hojlund will be assessed and could be a late addition to the squad to face the Reds. Mount, on the other hand, will be out for a couple more weeks, having missed 21 games through injury so far. Ten Hag is unlikely to rush the Englishman back into action straight away.

The Dutchman ended the Manchester United injury update by speaking about long-term absenteed Tyrell Malacia and Anthony Martial. He revealed the pair will be out for a few more weeks.

United vs Liverpool head-to-head in cup competitions

As the two Premier League giants gear up to lock horns in the FA Cup, let’s take a look at their past meetings in cup competitions.

LAST 6 MATCHES

  • Man Utd 3-2 Liverpool (01/21) – FA Cup
  • Man Utd 1-1 Liverpool (03/16) – Europa League
  • Liverpool 2-0 Man Utd (03/16) – Europa League
  • Man Utd 1-0 Liverpool (09/13) – EFL Cup
  • Liverpool 2-1 Man Utd (01/12) – FA Cup
  • Man Utd 1-0 Liverpool (01/11) – FA Cup
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Manchester United vs Liverpool. (Getty Images)

The two rivals have faced each other six times in cup competitions in the last decade or so.

Manchester United have won three of those games, Liverpool have won two, and the teams have shared one draw. Three of these games were in the FA Cup, with the Red Devils winning twice compared to the Reds’ solitary win.

The last meeting was at Old Trafford in 2021 as Bruno Fernandes’ late goal secured a 3-2 win for United in Round 4 of the FA Cup.

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