The continued absences of Paul Pogba, Marouane Fellaini and Michael Carrick ensured Manchester United’s midfield was already spread thinly, though things could be even worse when José Mourinho’s side take on Tottenham Hotspur in Saturday’s Premier League contest.
Ander Herrera had to make way for Nemanja Matić during the cup win over Swansea City in midweek, and the Manchester Evening News are suggesting it may have been an enforced substitution. There’s further bad news up top, with Marcus Rashford having also left the field with a knock. The M.E.N. report that “he did not look to be moving freely throughout the contest”, and as a result faces a race to be fit to face Spurs.
The good news is that centre-backs Eric Bailly and Phil Jones should both be fit to play, so Victor Lindelöf will likely be relegated to the bench after his error-prone display in the dismal defeat to Huddersfield Town last weekend. Marcos Rojo and Zlatan Ibrahimović are both continuing to recover from long-term injuries and are definitely unavailable.