Manchester United have been hit with some injury concerns, ahead of a pretty massive double-header against Real Sociedad.
Well, it’s fair to say for the most part this season, Manchester United have been rather fortunate in regards to injuries.
However, that luck had to run out eventually. The 20-time Premier League champions were going to get bit on the behind – and it looks like that could have just happened.
United have been hit with a double injury blow ahead of the Real Sociedad game, with both Donny van de Beek and Edinson Cavani definitely ruled out. Whereas there are doubts about Anthony Martial and Scott McTominay. The boss also confirmed that Paul Pogba won’t play again this month.
Check out what Solskjaer had to say on the injury-front here:
“Paul is recovering well,” explained the boss, per ManUtd.com. “He’s starting the treatment but it will still be a few weeks. He won’t be playing in February, that’s for sure, it’s still a few weeks before we see Paul definitely.
“Apart from that, we have a couple of doubtful ones, if they’ll be fit enough – Anthony and Scott.
“Donny and Edinson are injured unfortunately, muscle injuries, so they won’t travel.”
So we already knew about Pogba, though losing Van de Beek, in particular, hurts. The Dutchman was probably looking at this as a massive opportunity to stake his claim. Sadly, that chance has now been taken away from him.
As for Cavani, this is a massive loss. He’s been our go-to striker this campaign. He’s undoubtedly been our best, too. I’m hoping this isn’t a long-term problem for El Matador as we’re going to need him for the run-in.
Both McTominay and Martial have travelled which tells me their issues aren’t too serious. I’d be surprised if they’re risked for this one, though. Why take that chance, particularly in the first leg of a 180-minute tie?