Man United handed major injury boost ahead of crucial Arsenal clash

Erik ten Hag, the manager of Manchester United, may have an advantage as he gets ready for Sunday’s big match against Arsenal. The Dutchman may be able to welcome back six of his injured players just in time to take on Mikel Arteta’s team.

Following their recent 4-0 drubbing at the hands of Crystal Palace on Monday night, United will be eager to bounce back. As the competition with Manchester City for the Premier League title heats up, Arsenal will be looking for a win, thus the pressure is on them to upset them.

Arsenal is presently one point ahead of City in the standings, but with Pep Guardiola’s team playing Fulham early on Saturday, they might find themselves in second place entering the match versus United. They will go two points ahead of the Gunners if they win that game.

Ten Hag will surely get a major lift in confidence with the return of important players, especially after he voiced his worries about the club’s injury crisis before the heartbreaking loss to the Eagles. Prior to the game, Ten Hag acknowledged his team’s extraordinary injury problems, saying, “In my almost ten years as manager, I have never had this experience.

“So huge, so many injury issues, so I trust all my experience, it can happen once in 10 years. Hopefully now I have to wait another 10 to have so many injuries to deal with.”

Luke Shaw and Lisandro Martinez, two defenders, have also made a comeback to the training field. Their management is still optimistic that they will be able to make the team by the end of the season. They might be included in the team for the game against Arsenal because of their good progress.

Due to a knee injury, midfielder Scott McTominay was unable to play in the match at Selhurst Park. However, the Scotland international was scheduled to resume training on Saturday and may be able to make a surprise appearance against Arsenal after missing out the previous occasion.

Following an injury he got during United’s FA Cup semi-final victory over Coventry City, Marcus Rashford is still recovering. Rashford might return to action sooner rather than later, considering the club’s current injury issue, even though he was unable to return to training in time for the Palace preparations.

More good news for United: Anthony Martial has resumed training and might make an appearance before the season is out. The Frenchman’s contract is about to expire, thus this might be his last game for the Red Devils.

 

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