Manchester United Given Bad News Over Injury To Key Man Ahead Of Palace

1 Posted by - February 24, 2019 - News

Manchester United played out a 0-0 draw with Liverpool on Sunday afternoon having been forced to play Marcus Rashford for the entire 90 minutes despite the England international taking a knock to his ankle early on in the contest. 

The Reds were amazingly left with no choice but to use all three of their substitutions in the opening 45 minutes against Jurgen Klopp’s title chasers, losing Ander Herrera, Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard to injury before the interval. 

To Rashford’s credit, he played on for the entirety of the fixture so as not to leave his team down a man in a game that means so much to their supporters but if Solskjaer’s words after the match are anything to go by, the chances of the young frontman recovering in time to play an active role at Selhurst Park this Wednesday evening look incredibly slim. 

With Roy Hodgson’s Eagles heading into the clash on the back of a 4-1 win away at Leicester which saw them extend their unbeaten run to six games in all competitions, it’s fair to say they’ll be hopeful of pulling off an upset when Paul Pogba and co. arrive in SE25.

Another triumph would act as a gigantic step towards Premier League survival and whilst no one likes to see a professional player injured, there’s no denying the fact that United’s current fitness concerns should make Palace’s task a less daunting one in midweek. 

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  • Gordon February 25, 2019 - 8:15 am Reply

    Yes, nobody wishes injuries on opposing players,. But I have to admit that during the latter part of the first of yesterday’s televised games I couldn’t shake off the thought of how many Man players would be able to recover in time for Wednesday evening.
    It’s not just the 3 hamstrings and Rashford’s ankle. A number of Man U players had to put in a shift and a half to earn the draw. Lukaku, for instance, covered a lot of ground in unfamiliar territory on the right wing and Pogba battled tirelessly alongside a couple of youngsters to prevent Liverpool bossing midfield.
    It will be interesting to see who makes it onto their team sheet on Wednesday. But to be fair, we’ve had to cope with severe injury problems earlier in the season – and without the luxury of a plush squad – so I for one won’t be particularly sympathetic should Man U find themselves in a similar position.

  • tzcar February 25, 2019 - 8:28 am Reply

    yes,but if roy picks our same midfield,we,d still lose.4-1 on saturday freak result,yes we were going to tank someone.but the first half proved the midfield 3,no linkup.we need to play meyer.this dull midfield might keep us safe in the long run.but it,l suck the life out of the gifted players up front.we need invention against man.u.meyer showed against west-ham,how influential he can be.

  • Gordon February 25, 2019 - 9:30 am Reply

    True. I admire Meyer and agreed with Ben’s post (just before the Leicester game) calling for his inclusion at MacArthur’s expense. It has to be said, though, that having been selected MacArthur had a good game with 2 assists – & the pass for Zaha’s first goal was class. Meanwhile Schlupp is continuing to score and create goals and Milovojevic deserves his place on merit – not just because he’s captain.
    The Hodgson & Tomkins post match interviews both suggest Leicester’s first half dominance was because Zaha & Townsend were played too far forward allowing Leicester to overrun midfield when their fullbacks came forward.
    I would still support Meyer being selected instead of MacArthur, but it’s a close call in mjy book reflecting how strong the squad has become.

  • ee signing February 25, 2019 - 1:35 pm Reply

    Its Lingard always does us in. Man United were having to be yje underdog v Liverpool and did it very well. Broadly we have to do the same to then and also take our chances. Our chance may be better than normal/ Hope we start stromg

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