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Erik ten Hag reveals how serious Luke Shaw and Sofyan Amrabat’s injuries are after Man United win vs Aston Villa



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Luke Shaw and Sofayn Amrabat were unavailable for Manchester United during their dramatic 3-2 victory against Aston Villa on Boxing Day.

The Reds came from two goals behind to score three times and secure an important three points. Alejandro Garnacho netted twice before Rasmus Hojlund bagged his first Premier League goal to win the game.

Erik ten Hag would’ve been delighted by the reaction of the team and the fact that his forward players clicked in the final third for the first time in a long while.

Before the game, however, the hosts received bad news when it was confirmed that Sofyan Amrabat and Luke Shaw were ruled out of the clash.

It was revealed that they both had ‘small knocks’ keeping them out of the game, and Ten Hag discussed the context and extent of the injuries with club media.

“One took a knock in training and the other during the match,” he revealed. “I don’t think it’s serious.”

United face Nottingham Forest on Saturday, and with just four days between then and the victory against Aston Villa, their availability for that away clash is not yet known.

Diogo Dalot excelled on the left side of defence at Old Trafford on Sunday, whilst the midfield trio of Kobbie Mainoo, Christian Eriksen and Bruno Fernandes worked well together too.

Asked about the lack of consistency, Ten Hag again suggested that the injury concerns have impacted the team.

“Yeah, but you also have to analyse why,” he replied. “And so, we have to so often change the team and you don’t get the routines in.

“We know football is about solid performance, and consistency, and top football. But we know we have to make a step there. But I’m sure when we have more players often available, and especially in key positions, then we will get a consistent role.”

With just two games to play in January, the Dutch manager will be hoping to have a fully fit squad to face Wolves on February 1.