Erik ten Hag gave an update on the injury situation at Manchester United ahead of Sunday’s game against Aston Villa.
United were forced to travel to Spain without some of their attackers for the Europa League tie against Real Sociedad.
Asked if Jadon Sancho, Anthony Martial and Antony would be available for the weekend’s clash, Ten Hag gave very little.
“It’s hard to say right now. I have to talk to the medical and performance teams. They did a show in Manchester.
“I have to hear how their progress was and if they can be available for the game on Sunday.”
Sancho missed the games against West Ham and Real Sociedad due to illness, so fans hope he has recovered in time.
Antonio did not travel to Spain either, due to an unspecified injury.
Ten Hag estimated that the Brazilian would be back “in a couple of days” at the end of last month, so he could also be available.
As for Martial, the Frenchman has been out for a month and has struggled to maintain his fitness throughout the season.
He certainly won’t be rushing back for fear of another recurrence, but the fact that he’s being evaluated for a possible comeback is somewhat positive news.
With question marks still hanging over all three, United’s midweek goalscorer Alejandro Garnacho is likely to feature prominently on Sunday.
Having rested Marcus Rashford for the Sociedad game, United’s in-form striker is set to return against Villa. United Matchday Magazine – Stay on top of all things red! Take a seat for the Aston Villa game and join the debate on United’s hottest topics!
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