Wednesday 28 September 2016

Manchester United's injured XI: The best team from the Red Devils crocked stars

Published 19/02/2016 | 14:40

Manchester United are in a deep injury crisis
Manchester United are in a deep injury crisis

Louis van Gaal's list of injured players comprises an entire XI that looks a lot stronger than his available team...

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David de Gea

Injury: Knee

How? Injured himself in the warm-up to the Europa League tie at FC Midtjylland.

Return date: Undetermined

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Matteo Darmian

Injury: Dislocated shoulder

How? Injured in the defeat against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light last week.

Return date: Unclear, but at least another month.

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Phil Jones

Injury: Ankle

How? Limped off at half-time in the game against Swansea at Old Trafford in January.

Return date: Soon - possibly in the next 10 days.

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Marcos Rojo

Injury: Dislocated shoulder

How? Sustained the injury in training following the 0-0 draw with PSV Eindhoven in November.

Return date: Possibly the start of next month. Louis van Gaal recently suggested "the light at the end of the tunnel is more for Rojo".

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Luke Shaw

Injury: Broken leg

How? Hurt in the Champions League trip to PSV Eindhoven, when a tackle from Hector Moreno saw him suffer a compound fracture.

Return date: Possibly April, but more likely next season.

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Bastian Schweinsteiger

Injury: Knee

How? Suffered a tear in his right knee in the FA Cup win over Sheffield United in January.

Return date: Early March.

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Marouane Fellaini

Injury: Hamstring

How? Suffered a suspected tear in training.

Return date: If the worst is confirmed, Fellaini is unlikely to play again before April.

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Antonio Valencia

Injury: Foot

How? Damaged the bone anove his left foot in the game against Manchester City, and duly underwent surgery.

Return date: Van Gaal is hopeful he could return early next month.

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Adnan Januzaj

Injury: Hamstring

How? Hobbled off during United's under-21 game against Norwich last week.

Return date: Should return soon.

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Ashley Young

Injury: Groin

How? Hurt himself in the 1-0 win at Liverpool and had to undergo surgery.

Return date: Will not play again this season.

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Wayne Rooney

Injury: Knee

How? Danaged his knee in the 2-1 defeat at Sunderland.

Return date: Out for a minimum of another six weeks.

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