Erik ten Hag faces massive pressure following Manchester United’s subpar start to this season, with fresh injury worries not helping in the slightest.
Manchester United injury news ahead of Fulham clash.
The Brazilian midfielder returned from a previous injury against Newcastle midweek, but was forced off at half-time, re-adding himself to Erik ten Hag’s list of woes.
After suffering an ankle issue whilst on international duty, Casemiro stayed in Brazil to treat the problem, but now faces another spell on the sidelines.
News coming out of the club this morning has revealed that Casemiro faces ‘several weeks’ out.
🚨🇧🇷 Casemiro, out during Newcastle game due to injury — confirms Erik ten Hag.
He’s expected to be out also vs Fulham. pic.twitter.com/I8e4YYe7Us
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) November 1, 2023
Ten Hag has announced that Lindelof is a doubt for the Fulham match, due to illness.
Speaking on the matter in his pre-match press conference, the manager said: “Victor Lindelof has some illness and we’ll have to see if he’s ready for tomorrow”.
An important player in United’s system, featuring at both left-back and centre-half, Ten Hag will be desperate for Luke Shaw to return from his injury.
Hobbling off in the Red Devils 2-0 defeat to Tottenham earlier this season, Shaw has been absent ever since, but the end seems to be near.
The manager has confirmed that the England international is recovering well, and should be back after the November international break.
🔴 Erik ten Hag: "Luke Shaw, I don't expect him back in this block of games. Varane is back, same for Sergio Reguilon – Amrabat is also available".
"Wan-Bissaka, he's not too far away from returning into team training and so back in the team". pic.twitter.com/YRJJ1QpuVk
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) October 21, 2023
Part of the left-back crisis at Old Trafford, Malacia has been out since pre-season, something that has denied the Dutchman a run of games in Shaw’s absence.
Although the defender returned to training last week, Malacia is on an individual programme, with a return date similar to Shaw’s.
After impressing last season on loan at Championship club Sunderland, featuring prominently as the Black Cats reached the Play-Offs, Amad Diallo looked set to challenge for a first-team place at United this campaign.
However, the forward hasn’t appeared since pre-season, suffering an injury during the club’s clash with Arsenal. Diallo has posted clips on social media at Carrington, but a return date is unclear.
The Argentine is the player furthest from return, after undergoing surgery on a foot issue, which first reared its head back in April.
Although a return is cited in the New Year, the 2022 World Cup champion will be desperate to help his team as as soon as possible, with Ten Hag’s men continuing to misfire.
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