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Erik ten Hag provides SIX Manchester United injury updates ahead of West Ham tie



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Erik ten Hag has provided injury updates on six of his Manchester United players as the club prepare to face West Ham in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.

Manchester United‘s return to Premier League action after two and a half weeks saw the club play in what was one of the most thrilling fixtures of the season so far as Kobbie Mainoo‘s 97th-minute winner clutched all three points for Erik ten Hag against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

United were able to select what many perceive as pretty much their first-choice XI on Thursday evening, with the likes of Mainoo, Casemiro, Lisandro Martínez, and Luke Shaw all starting.

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However, the club are still waiting on multiple injury returns before their squad can be declared to have a clean bill of health, and speaking on Thursday evening, Ten Hag confirmed that he expects to have Sofyan Amrabat, who has been away competing in AFCON for Morocco, back in the squad on Saturday.

“Sofyan will return on Saturday and in the training, yes,” he said.

“Ty (Malacia) and Mason Mount, I don’t expect them back, but I think Victor Lindelöf is almost back.

“Yesterday, he trained with the team, and we have to see how far he is.”

Speaking further, he was asked why Martínez was substituted, with some worried at the fact that he was receiving treatment on his foot.

“It was a precaution,” Ten Hag confirmed. “I took him off because, actually, I had to sub Rasmus Højlund because he was dead with all his running. Then we needed an extra header.

“But also, I think for Licha, he was, of course, a long way (time) out, and we brought Harry Maguire on as an extra header and Omari [Forson] for Rasmus.”

Finally, Ten Hag was asked if right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka was close to fitness after he missed the last two squads due to an injury: “He is also on his way back, and he could be available for Sunday, but I don’t think he will make it for Sunday. I am not sure in this moment.”

Ten Hag went on to explain that there was a “problem in his leg”, but refused to expand further, saying “it is personal”.