Man United lacks 7 players in the match against Leeds

11:08 - 08/02/2023 - Admin

Manchester United have suffered a serious storm of injuries ahead of their midweek Premier League clash with Leeds United.

Man United lacks 7 players in the match against Leeds

Erik ten Hag’s side continued their fine form on Saturday with a 2-1 win over Crystal Palace. The victory helped Man United move up to 3rd place, just 3 points behind Man City and 8 points behind Arsenal.

The Old Trafford team can level the score with rivals in the same city if they beat Leeds at dawn tomorrow.

Leeds have just sacked manager Jesse Marsch after Sunday’s 0-1 defeat to Nottingham Forest. Chris Armas, who was Ralf Rangnick’s assistant at Man United, will temporarily lead the Yorkshire club for the Premier League encounter.

As for Man United, they also do not have an advantage over the opponent due to the absence of many injured players. Antony became the seventh player to be absent from Ten Hag’s squad for this clash.

The Brazilian was shoved into a billboard by Palace’s Jeffrey Schlupp during Man United’s win and appeared to leave the field with sore wounds.

Antony’s compatriot Casemiro will also be absent after receiving a direct red card in the ensuing melee for putting his arm around Palace midfielder Will Hughes’ neck. In addition, Anthony Martial and Scott McTominay are still sidelined due to injuries.

Ten Hag said in his pre-match press conference: “Neither Martial nor McTominay will be involved tomorrow. And neither will Antony dos Santos. He’s not available tomorrow so we have to make adjustments.”.

Man United also lacks Donny van de Beek, who has to rest until the end of the season. Christian Eriksen is also not expected to return to action until at least the end of April. On-loan goalkeeper Jack Butland has also been ruled out of the game against Leeds.

United have not lost to Leeds in the Premier League since September 2002 and they have beaten them 6-2, 5-1 and 4-2 in three of their four top-flight meetings since Leeds were promoted in 2020. So in this match how will Man United win? Do not forget to follow the website to update the schedule, scores and match results.