Injuries & Suspensions
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 interviews.
Last updated: 18 October 2019
David De Gea has been ruled out of Manchester United’s Premier League clash with Liverpool on Sunday.
The Spain goalkeeper picked up a muscle injury during his side’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Sweden, although Ole insists the problem isn't too serious.
"Well I don't expect him to play, but it wasn't as bad as feared," said Solskjaer in his pre-match press conference. "When I saw the game I thought that's him out until the next international break, because we've had some long-term muscle injuries, but it's not as bad as feared."
Midfielder Paul Pogba will also be absent for the visit of the Merseysiders, having failed to recover from an ankle injury in time.
“Paul had an injury, he came back, he worked really hard,” said Ole. “He came back and played a couple of games, maybe played through the pain barrier.
“He had a scan after the Arsenal game and maybe needed a few weeks' rest in a boot, so hopefully he won't be too long, but he won't make this game, no.”
The France forward has been missing for United’s last eight games in all competitions since picking up a thigh injury in August, while Wan-Bissaka last played on 25 September, in the Carabao Cup tie against Rochdale.
“I can't tell you 100 per cent [who] is going to be fit as something might happen,” Solskjaer added.
“But hopefully Aaron and Anthony will last through the training this week and be available for selection. If it's for half a game or 30 minutes, I don't know, but let's see where they're at.”
The manager is likely to provide an update on the Reds’ other injured players during his pre-match press conference on Friday.
Jesse Lingard limped off clutching his leg during the 0-0 UEFA Europa League draw with AZ Alkmaar and missed out on the 1-0 defeat to Newcastle United on 6 October.
Like Martial, Luke Shaw hasn’t played since picking up a hamstring injury against Crystal Palace in August, but he is on the path to a first-team return, having resumed training last month.
"In defence, it’s part of the pitch we’ve really improved and I think that’s only going to be improving as well," Ole told MUTV. "We’ll get Luke back soon, Aaron hopefully coming back, Axel is growing, Harry is getting used to his team-mates and Victor signed a new contract so we’ve got loads of good defenders."
Phil Jones has been missing since the Rochdale game and there has been no further update since Solskjaer revealed he would be out until after the international break.
Timothy Fosu-Mensah was pictured at the Aon Training Complex last month as he continues his recovery from a long-term knee injury suffered while on-loan at Fulham, although no date for a return has yet been set.
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, with a knee injury he sustained 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."