Manchester United who is struggling at the 7th position of the English Premier League are in a major injury crisis with their first 10 team players side-lined due to injury.
International break has brought in more bad news for Louis Van Gaal, with three more first team players getting injured. David De Gea, Michael Carrick and Daley Blind have joined the injury list of the Red Devil squad.
The Dutchmen has very important fixtures coming up with the latest match with Arsenal at the Emirates stadium. And with so many injured players Van Gaal is left with very few choices. Here is a list of the players who are doubted to play against the Gunners and likely to miss upcoming fixtures.
David De Gea:
The Spain international has suffered an injury in a training session while on international duty. De Gea has dislocated his right hand finger and is unlikely to face Arsenal in the next game for Manchester United.
Rojo was carried off during the Red Devils’ defeat at the Etihad Stadium. The Manchester United defender has dislocated his shoulder and would not be back in less than six weeks. Van Gaal at a press conference stated that the Argentina international is hoped to be back by New Year.
The 21 year old midfielder who made his debut for Manchester United against Swansea suffered a leg injury after just playing 24 minutes in the game. Lingard is hopeful to return by the end of November but will not be fit sooner to face Arsenal on Saturday.
Evans time at Manchester United has been disrupted by injuries and he has been a part of Red Devils squad for a short span this season due to an ankle injury. Even though reports are coming up that he will be fit to face Arsenal on Saturday, there is still a slight doubt on his return in time.
Carrick who just returned after 3 months recovering from an ankle injury has been hit again; the English international was pulled from the squad of the Euro 16 due to a minor groin injury. Michael has only appeared two times for United this season due to his injury crisis.
Phil Jones in his 3 years at Old Trafford, has struggled to stay fit. Jones who is suffering from shin splints played his last match for Manchester United against West Bromwich and is hoping to return against Arsenal on Saturday.
The former Aston Villa player has spent most of his season side-lined due to injuries and has just 4 appearances for Manchester United this season. With a groin injury he is unlikely to return on Saturday.
Falcao was omitted from the Colombian squad due to a calf injury and is going through a fitness programme at Old Trafford to be fit again. Falcao who is on loan from Monaco has just scored one goal after appearing 5 times for Manchester United. He is hoped to return for Saturday away fixture at the Emirates stadium.
Rafael De Silva:
Rafael has been suffering from a muscular injury; he played his last match for Manchester United against Chelsea. The Brazilian right back is hoped to return for Saturday’s clash.
Blind has been very instrumental in both midfield and defence, and has managed to catch a lot of eyes because of his impressive form. But Blind picked up a knee injury and had to limp off against Latvia while being on international duty for Netherland after just 20 minutes in the game. Daley has suffered a knee ligament injury with no return date so far.