Man United injury crisis: Casemiro, Rasmus Højlund, Luke Shaw and more

Manchester United

Injuries have hit United terribly this season, with many first-team players out for a while. These injuries have also impacted the on-pitch performance, as well as the morale of the team. A long list of injuries one after the another has raised some doubts about the Club’s fitness staff. The Director of football of Man United, John Murtough, revealed that the club has been investigating the issue of long injury list.

Man United injury list in defense

Man United relies heavily on Casemiro and Lisandro Martinez as the most important defensive players.

“I expect some back but, for instance, Casemiro and Martinez are really strong injuries and I don’t expect them back before Christmas”

Erik ten Hag said about the defensive duo. Martinez just recently had a surgery due to a metatarsal injury, and Casemiro suffered a hamstring injury against Newcastle in EFL cup loss.

Jonny Evans, is out from a thigh strain until next month. Evans had been performing well, and Ten Hag also preferred Evans over Varane.

Aaron Van-Bissaka was out for the game against Luton with an undisclosed illness. However, he is expected to be back soon. Van-Bissaka became the preferred left back due to injuries to Shaw and Malacia.

Luke Shaw has been out since August with a severe muscle injury and has only played twice this season. But the expectation is that he will be back after the current international break. Giving a major morale boost to Erik Ten Hag and the United squad.

Tyrell Malacia was a key player at the left back position, before his injury. He is out with a knee injury which eventually required a surgery.

Man United Attacking injury list

In attack for Man United, Rasmus Højlund and Christian Erikson are the only two major injuries. Both of them got injured in the same match on Sunday and had to withdraw from Denmark national duty. Eriksen suffers from a knee injury whereas, Højlund is out with a muscle strain.

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