Solskjaer dealt late injury blow as Man Utd’s squad to face Arsenal is revealed
It looks like Manchester United have been dealt a late blow with Ander Herrera set to miss today’s huge clash with Arsenal at the Emirates.
It looks like Manchester United have been dealt a late blow with Ander Herrera set to miss today’s huge Premier League clash with Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.
Herrera has been on the sidelines for Man Utd’s last three matches in all competitions after suffering a hip injury during their 0-0 draw with Liverpool at Old Trafford two weeks ago.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer claimed at his pre-match press conference on Friday morning that the Spaniard was expected to return to the United squad for this afternoon’s clash with Arsenal as long as he came through the final two training sessions unscathed.
However, despite taking part in Saturday’s session at Carrington, it seems Herrera must have failed a late fitness test as the midfielder wasn’t among the 20-man squad that travelled to north London on Saturday evening ahead of today’s trip to Arsenal.
Herrera’s absence may effect Solskjaer’s plans but Man Utd have received some better news on Nemanja Matic as the Serbian international was spotted among the squad that left Manchester for London yesterday after he recovered from a muscle injury.
Anthony Martial is also back in the Man Utd squad after overcoming a groin injury that’s kept him out for the past five games while Paul Pogba returns to the fold after missing the dramatic Champions League win over Paris Saint-Germain last week.
Man Utd defender Eric Bailly is also in contention to face Arsenal despite picking up a knock in Paris while youngsters Mason Greenwood and Tahith Chong have retained their places in the squad.
However, United will continue to be without Jesse Lingard as he hasn’t made the trip to the capital due to an on-going hamstring injury while Juan Mata, Alexis Sanchez, Antonio Valencia, Phil Jones and Matteo Darmian will also miss the Arsenal game later today.
Here is the 20-man squad that travelled to London on Saturday, according to the ManchesterEveningNews.co.uk.
De Gea, Romero, Grant, Dalot, Shaw, Lindelof, Smalling, Rojo, Bailly, Young, Pogba, McTominay, Fred, Matic, Pereira, Greenwood, Rashford, Chong, Martial, Lukaku
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