Man United dealing with as many as three fresh injury absences for Nottingham Forest game

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Man United could be without as many as three more players for the game against Nottingham Forest through injury.

When it rains, it pours. Manchester United Football Club just cannot catch a break on the injury front right now. I’ll be honest, I’m starting to question whether there’s now more to it than that. Are these guys being overworked? Are too many games being played? Who knows, but this cannot go on…

Erik ten Hag has recently lost Luke Shaw and Rasmus Hojlund for the foreseeable, while in the aftermath of the Fulham game, it looked like United had come through it unscathed in terms of injuries.

Well, that’s not the case. United have been dealt a triple injury blow, with Ten Hag confirming that Harry Maguire will not be available for the FA Cup game against Nottingham Forest.

There are also a couple of doubts. Both Raphael Varane and Bruno Fernandes’ availability is up in the air for this fifth-round tie. It goes without saying, players seem to be dropping like flies right now.

Check out what Erik ten Hag had to say on the new injuries here:

“We have some question marks in our squad,” Erik told “Harry Maguire will not be available. Bruno is doubtful. Also Rapha Varane is doubtful. We have to watch and see what we will have and then pick a team, with the aim of course [of winning]. It’s an FA Cup game, so it’s about win or lose. Black or white. We have to win and that should be our approach.

Maguire is dealing with a groin issue. At this stage, it’s unclear how long he’ll be out for, but it seems as though he has been swiftly ruled out of this one. I’d assume he’s now a major doubt for the Manchester derby this weekend also.

As for Varane, this doesn’t come as a shock. He’s always picking up minor injuries, while this is possibly a game he would likely have been considered for potentially sitting it out anyway.

In terms of defensive replacements, it could mean Jonny Evans and Willy Kambwala coming in and starting at the heart of defence. Don’t forget Victor Lindelof continues to start at left-back due to injury issues in that area of the field.

Then you have Bruno, who rarely misses time out injured. You know it’s semi-serious when it’s threatening his availability. Christian Eriksen feels like the natural replacement in the attacking midfield role. The gaffer could also turn to Scott McTominay.

Do you think there’s more to it than just bad luck? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.

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