Major Man United worry
It looks like Manchester United will be without another key man for their EFL Cup final clash with Southampton on Sunday at Wembley.
Jose Mourinho’s side head down to London looking to pick up the first silverware available to English teams in the 2016/2017 season.
Southampton are without Virgil van Dijk, but have had two weeks rest since winning 4-0 at Sunderland in the Premier League.
The 1st cup final of the season
Manchester United meanwhile have been caught up in cup competitions that look to have slowly depleted some of Jose Mourinho’s options.
On Thursday Manchester United lost midfield pair Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Michael Carrick, two players that would surely have started the game on Sunday.
No Juan Mata
And, on Saturday, Juan Mata has not been spotted with the Manchester United squad travelling to London.
A key man for Jose Mourinho, there are now plenty of worried Manchester United fans hoping for the best re Juan Mata. See below.
Juan Mata was NOT part of the United squad travelling to London today. #MUFC
— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) February 25, 2017
Photographers say they 'never saw' Juan Mata with #mufc squad at Stockport Station.
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) February 25, 2017
If Mata is seriously not with the squad at Wembley we've lost the final.
— José (@MourinhoMindset) February 25, 2017
To be fair to Juan Mata I wouldn't want to be irritated by Jesse Lingard all the way to London
— Rob Young (@RMY_90) February 25, 2017
I don't like this. Not having Mata & Mkhi is not good
— Psalmy (@7salmy) February 25, 2017
Mata best not be injured ffs
— Shabaz (@DeadIyJuan) February 25, 2017
No Mata and Mkhitaryan for United tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/FHxrBrxhQ8
— K.R. (@KhalidAlRabban) February 25, 2017
Would ye stop! Bar being abducted by aliens there is no way Juan Mata is not in the squad for tomorrow. Categorically no way.
— Anna_MUFC (@mufc_anna) February 25, 2017