Manchester United Injuries & Suspensions
All the latest information on injuries and suspensions in the Manchester United first-team squad, with updates taken directly from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s press conferences and pre- / post-match interviews.
Last updated: 16 September 2019
Paul Pogba has withdrawn from international duty following an injury sustained in United's 1-1 draw against Southampton. The France Football Federation announced on 3 September that the midfielder would not be able to play in his country's Euro 2020 qualifiers against Albania and Andorra due to an ankle problem.
Three days prior, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer spoke about the condition of Paul in his post-match press conference. "He twisted his ankle quite badly but he will go away on international duty now and hopefully it’s not too bad," the manager said.
Anthony Martial and Luke Shaw are continuing their recovery following injuries sustained before the international break. The duo both picked up knocks during our 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace on 24 August and sat out the following match against Southampton.
Ole was asked about Martial in his pre-match press conference ahead of our game against Leicester City on 14 September and said: "We hope, as I've said, more can be ready for West Ham next week. Anthony is in that category. I think he'll be ready for then and I can't say more than that really."
Diogo Dalot is yet to make his first competitive appearance of the season, as the Portuguese defender remains sidelined. The under-21 international featured in five of our six pre-season matches during the summer, however the youngster is yet to make a competitive appearance this term. Ole's last update on Diogo was on 23 August: "He’ll be out for a little while, hopefully he’ll be back for [the games] after the [September] international break. He’s had a problem for a couple of weeks."
Eric Bailly is expected to be out of action until the end of the year after injuring his knee in our pre-season friendly against Tottenham Hotspur. The Ivorian had missed the last part of the 2018/19 campaign, and the Africa Cup of Nations, after sustaining a knee injury in our 1-1 draw with Chelsea on 28 April.
When Ole spoke to the media after our match against Spurs on 25 July, he said: "He's had an operation and he'll miss the best part of four or five months, I would think. Hopefully we'll get him back around Christmas.
"It was positive news from the surgeon, he had the operation this morning. He was positive it was all repaired and that he’ll be fine."