Manchester United Injury Crisis Hits Ahead of Liverpool Clash -Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag is facing a major injury crisis ahead of his side’s Premier League clash with Liverpool on December 17th.
Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw are the latest players to join the injury list, with the pair both ruled out of the trip to Anfield. Maguire has been struggling with a calf injury, while Shaw has a hamstring problem.
Manchester United Injury Crisis Hits Ahead of Liverpool Clash
The pair join a long list of United players who are currently sidelined, including Lisandro Martinez, Victor Lindelof, Tyrell Malacia, Casemiro, Christian Eriksen, Mason Mount, and Amad Diallo.
Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial also missed the recent Champions League clash with Bayern Munich due to illness, while Jadon Sancho is yet to be included in the squad due to disciplinary issues.
United’s injury problems are a major concern for ten Hag, who is already under pressure to improve the team’s results. The Red Devils are currently seventh in the Premier League table, 11 points behind Liverpool.
Last season, United suffered a humiliating 7-0 defeat at Anfield, and they will be desperate to avoid a repeat this time around. However, with so many key players missing, it will be a tough ask.
With so many injuries, ten Hag is likely to be forced to make a number of changes to his starting lineup for the Liverpool clash.
David de Gea is likely to keep his place in goal, while Diogo Dalot and Aaron Wan-Bissaka could start at full-back. Raphael Varane could partner Eric Bailly in central defence, while Fred and Scott McTominay could form the midfield duo.
Bruno Fernandes is a doubt for the game, so Donny van de Beek could start in his place. Anthony Elanga could also be in line for a start, with Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho both still unavailable.
Cristiano Ronaldo is likely to lead the line for United, with Edinson Cavani and Anthony Martial also options.
United’s injury crisis is a major blow, and it will make the task of beating Liverpool even more difficult. Ten Hag will need to get the most out of his remaining players if he is to get a result at Anfield