Manchester United’s injury troubles set to continue vs Liverpool

Man United vs Liverpool

Man United are having a poor start to the season and it is unlikely to get any better when they face an unbeaten Liverpool side this Sunday.

United start the weekend in 6th place but they are already eight points off a Champions League place and 16 points off league leaders and Sunday’s opponents, Liverpool.

United’s defence is also the joint worst in the top 13, letting in 26 goals in 16 league games this campaign.

Liverpool, on the other hand, went top of the Premier League last weekend after they beat Bournemouth 4-0 and Man City lost 2-0 vs Chelsea.

Jose Mourinho

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 27: Jose Mourinho, Manager of Manchester United looks on prior to the UEFA Champions League Group H match between Manchester United and BSC Young Boys at Old Trafford on November 27, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

United’s injury troubles look to continue

Given Liverpool’s great form, United would have been hopeful of having some of their top players back from injury ahead of Sunday’s game.

Especially top scorer Anthony Martial who missed United’s last league game vs Fulham through injury.

However, Jose Mourinho spoke to the media on Friday ahead of Sunday’s game and was not too positive about players returning:

“I hope that between now and tomorrow’s training session we can have some positive news. But the situation is not easy.”

“In Valencia, only [David] De Gea and [Nemanja] Matic were available to play and didn’t travel.

 “Apart from that, the players that didn’t travel were not fit to play.”

Players who did not travel to Valencia included Anthony Martial, Luke Shaw, Matteo Darmian, Chris Smalling and Victor Lindelof, meaning they are all likely to miss out vs Liverpool.

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