Manchester United’s injury crisis persists as they prepared for a double-header against Crystal Palace following their hard-fought victory over Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday night.
While Bruno Fernandes’ stunning volley secured a much-needed win for United, the squad remains plagued by injuries, with nine players absent from the squad due to fitness concerns. The return of Raphael Varane and Sofyan Amrabat provided some relief as they appeared from the substitutes’ bench at Turf Moor, but injuries continue to cast a shadow over the team.
One of the absentees was Lisandro Martinez, who was ruled out due to an unspecified problem, making his possible return date uncertain, though it’s hoped he might be available for the clash against Crystal Palace on September 30.
Harry Maguire, another key player, is also nursing an unspecified injury, and his return is anticipated for the game against Crystal Palace on September 26. However, the extent of his injury remains uncertain.
Mason Mount, recovering from a muscular issue, is expected to return for the Crystal Palace game on September 26, providing a glimmer of hope for bolstering the squad.
Luke Shaw, who has been sidelined with a muscular injury, is projected to return in October or November, although an exact timeframe remains elusive.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who suffered an unspecified injury during a brief cameo appearance in the Brighton game, is also on the mend, with his return expected in October or November.
The injury woes continue to pose challenges for manager Erik ten Hag as he navigates a busy schedule and strives to keep the squad competitive.