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Erik ten Hag provides TRIPLE Man United injury update ahead of Chelsea clash



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Erik ten Hag has provided positive Manchester United team updates amid the injury crisis after Lisandro Martínez received another setback this week.

The 26-year-old defender will be out of action for around a month after an issue sustained in training this week. Victor Lindelöf will also be out for a similar timeframe.

United have been facing a severe injury crisis all season, with key players like Martínez, Casemiro, Harry Maguire, Anthony Martial, and Rasmus Hojlund, among others, all experiencing extended injury periods at one point or another.

The absences in the defensive line has regularly created problems within United’s structure. In the attacking third, Martial’s extended outlay has left Erik ten Hag’s side with just one recognised no.9, putting additional pressure on Rasmus Højlund to deliver consistently, and he’s also had his own injury troubles.

Whilst this has often been considered an unfortunate challenging period for United, there are now question marks surrounding the reasoning behind the injuries. Many believe that Ten Hag’s approach on the field and training pitch is having an impact.

When quizzed on whether or not United’s coaching team understood why their players had been suffering from so many muscle injuries this season, Ten Hag said: “We have an idea but we will work on it. Internally, we will deal with it.”

However, the United boss was also able to provide positive news ahead of Thursday’s clash against Chelsea, with three defenders returning to training for United.

Asked for the team news ahead of the Chelsea clash, Ten Hag told reporters: “No more issues, we don’t need. On the frontline and midfield we are okay and we have options there.

“But in the backline, we have a lack of options, but the good thing is back in training this afternoon is Raphael Varane and Jonny Evans. Yesterday Harry Maguire was back in training.”

Those three players returning could prove critical, with a lack of centre-back options amid Martínez and Lindelof’s setbacks.