Manchester United give injury updates on Rashford, Harry Maguire and more players
November 1, 2019
United will assess injured trio Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof and Marcus
Rashford before they travel to Bournemouth for their Saturday lunchtime
Lindelof was replaced by Anthony Martial in the second-half of the League Cup
fourth round win over Chelsea on Wednesday night and consulted club doctor
Steve McNally and physio Richard Merron before he received treatment.
Rashford was withdrawn late on for Ashley Young and appeared to indicate a
problem with his knee but did not require any further assistance and took his
place on the bench. Defender Brandon Williams then appeared to signal that
captain Maguire needed to be replaced but the centre half played on since
United had made all three substitutions.
Maguire and Lindelof fail to recover, United may have to start Phil Jones and
Marcos Rojo, since Axel Tuanzebe is still out with a hip strain. Manager Ole
Gunnar Solskjaer also confirmed Luke Shaw (hamstring) and Nemanja Matic are
still unavailable, as are Paul Pogba (ankle) and Diogo Dalot.
“It’s still early,” Solskjaer said. “Hopefully we
can get them back on the pitch tomorrow. They had some treatment yesterday, a
little bit more treatment today, a light session and hopefully they’re ready
but I can’t exactly tell you.
“They’re not ready for tomorrow, that’s the update,”
Solskjaer said of Tuanzebe, Shaw and Matic. “They’ll probably [back] after
the international break, that’s always the risk if you push them back too early
but we have the two extra weeks after international breaks and they should be
“So the confidence is getting better, getting players back
from injury helps, so all put together, in football it’s not every far from
failure to success, or the other way round.
“The international break came at a great time for us, we did
some work, we prepared for the Liverpool game and when you get a decent
performance and result against the league leaders it gives you a bit more
“And from then on I think the boys were happy with the work we
did, maybe the change of system helped and the coaches have done a great