In advance of Sunday’s match against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium, here’s all you need to know about Manchester United injuries.
The fact that Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick has a free week on the training ground this week, without a midweek match, will no doubt be welcomed after a hectic February schedule.
When Manchester United played seven games in the span of 23 days in the previous month, it was a non-stop stretch for Rangnick and his players. United will meet cross-city rivals Manchester City on Sunday. Besides that, they also competed in three different tournaments, just to make things a little more complicated.
Rangnick, on the other hand, would no likely relish a midweek break after United’s upcoming match against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium this weekend. Since the first week of February, the Reds have not recorded a victory in the series.
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In addition to providing United with much-needed time on the training ground, not least to improve their shooting accuracy following Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Watford, the break in the match schedule will also allow the club to welcome back players who have been absent for a number of weeks. Rangnick’s team selections have been hampered by injuries and illness-related concerns in previous encounters.
In light of this, MEN Sport has taken a detailed look at all of the most recent injury news involving Manchester United before of the match against Manchester City.
McTominay has missed the last two games for Manchester United due to illness, according to the team’s website. The Scot was expected to start the first leg of their Champions League tie against Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium on Wednesday evening, but he was a surprise absence.
He revealed that he was absent due to illness and that he was not feeling well on Wednesday afternoon, hours before the game was scheduled to begin. The condition of the Scottish international did not improve ahead of Saturday’s match against Watford, and he was forced to sit out the match for the second time.
According to Rangnick during his pre-match press conference on Friday, “He is still ill and hasn’t been training with us, so maybe he will be able to start practicing with us again next week.”
As a result, Manchester United will be hoping to have him available for Sunday’s match against Pep Guardiola’s side. When he speaks to the media later this week, Rangnick will deliver an updated status report on his health situation.
Because of a groin injury that has plagued him all season, Cavani has missed United’s last four games and is expected to miss the rest of the season as well. On February 8, he started the 1-1 draw with Burnley, and it is unclear when he will make his first appearance for the club.
Cavani’s absence could not have come at a worse moment for United, who were struggling to break down Watford at the weekend. Due to his absence from over half of the Reds’ matches this season, the team has developed the ability to function without his presence.
Rangnick confirmed ahead of the match against Watford that he had not trained, therefore it is unclear whether he will be available for selection on Sunday. In the course of this week, the German will deliver an update.
As of right now, United do not have any new injury issues to be concerned about ahead of the derby on Sunday afternoon.