Man Utd Team News: van Gaal Confirms Double Injury Blow Ahead Of Palace Clash
Louis van Gaal has confirmed a double injury blow ahead of Manchester United’s clash with Crystal Palace this weekend. See his team news update here.
Manchester United head to the capital this weekend to take on Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Saturday afternoon.
Ahead of the game Louis van Gaal has been speaking to the media at his pre-match press conference and has given ManUtd.com a team news and injury update.
Unfortunately, the Dutchman confirmed a double injury blow with the news that Memphis Depay and James Wilson have been ruled out after picking up injuries in midweek.
Wilson made his first start of the season against Middlesbrough in the Capital One Cup on Wednesday night but was replaced by Wayne Rooney at half-time and van Gaal has revealed the striker had picked up a knock.
Depay also returned to the starting eleven at Old Trafford but was substituted in the 71st minute for Anthony Martial and again the United boss has confirmed that the attacker was injured.
Van Gaal offered no specifics and gave no indication given as to how serious the injuries are but both Wilson and Depay will miss the trip to Palace this weekend leaving United short of options in attack.
He told ManUtd.com:
“Willo was injured but also Memphis Depay was injured,”
“It was a very bad game afterwards because we lost on penalties and also we lost two players. We have to wait and see [how long they are unavailable for] because it was only two days ago.”
With both Depay and Wilson unavailable, Wayne Rooney is expected to return to the starting eleven and he’ll be hoping to rediscover his form after a disappointing few weeks.
In other news, Antonio Valencia is set to miss his third game due to a foot injury but Ashley Young is back in contention after coming off the bench against ‘Boro having previously missed the last three matches.
Luke Shaw isn’t expected to play again this season after a double leg break while Paddy McNair remains out after suffering an abdominal injury while on international duty with Northern Ireland earlier this month.
United head to Selhurst Park sitting fourth in the Premier League table after last Sunday’s 0-0 draw with Manchester City but they could go top with a win if other results go their way this weekend.
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