Ten Hag's update on injured United trio

Friday 25 August 2023 13:30

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has spoken about the injuries to Mason Mount and Luke Shaw for the first time, ahead of our Premier League game against Nottingham Forest.

The boss provided an update on the pair during the first part of his pre-match press conference at our Carrington training base, ahead of Saturday's Premier League game against Nottingham Forest.

It was announced on Tuesday that Mount will be out until next month's international break with a problem picked up at Tottenham last week, while it has since been confirmed that Shaw has sustained a muscle issue which will also keep him out of the forthcoming games.

''We can't do that," Erik said, when asked to give more detail on the injuries to Mount and Shaw.

"For some period, they will be absent. Luke will be [out] longer than Mason.''

Ten Hag also spoke about Shaw's fellow left-back, Tyrell Malacia.

The full-back has been sidelined since before our first pre-season match with an issue and is yet to return.

"It will also take a few weeks before he will be back," the boss added on Malacia.

"Definitely we have solutions in our squad to cope with that. We thought before the season about this scenario, what could happen. You hope to avoid this scenario, that's also clear, but if it happens, you have to be ready for it. And we are ready to deal with it."

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Amad, Tom Heaton and Kobbie Mainoo are also yet to feature this season due to injury, while Harry Maguire missed the trip to Tottenham with a knock.

On a more positive note, covered in our separate news story, Ten Hag stated that new signing Rasmus Hojlund is getting close to making his United debut.


Our visitors' head coach Steve Cooper spoke to the media in his pre-match press conference on Thursday.

New signing and World Cup-winning full-back Gonzalo Montiel appears to be in contention to make his debut for the club at Old Trafford, after completing his loan move from Sevilla on Wednesday.

Brazilian midfielder Andrey Santos joined on loan from Chelsea earlier today (Friday) and could also play his first game for Forest this weekend. Meanwhile, United Academy graduate Anthony Elanga is set for a swift Old Trafford return after departing the club last month.

Forest defender Ola Aina is a doubt, while Omar Richards looks destined to miss out. Felipe, Wayne Hennessey and long-term absentee Giulian Biancone will not be involved in the fixture.