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United's injury nightmare deepens with two further doubts ahead of Arsenal game

Ángel Di María and Luke Shaw both appeared to pick up injuries on international duty.

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Manchester United's ongoing injury crisis may have claimed another prominent name, after it emerged that Ángel Di María was having "x-rays" on a foot injury following Argentina's 1-0 loss against Portugal at Old Trafford. Di María picked up a knock in the first half after Nani -- still a United player -- stamped on his foot. Rumours that the Portuguese is attempting to engineer a January recall have just been made up now, by us.

Di María played on with no apparent ill effects but was substituted later with what looked like a limp. Speaking after the game, Argentina manager Tata Martino confirmed that the attacker had been sent for x-rays after taking a "heavy blow" and that they were "evaluating" the situation, though he added that he did not "think it was anything serious".

Elsewhere, Luke Shaw also played on after taking a heavy knock, for England against Scotland, then later appeared to be in discomfort when he was eventually taken off. No further word out of the England camp just yet, though one journalist did suggest that the left-back had been carrying a groin injury through the week. Given United's current luck, we can assume that news of his amputation is but moments away.