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Malacia, Mount – Manchester United injury news ahead of Aston Villa Premier League clash



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Manchester United will be looking to continue their impressive run of form in 2024 as they travel to face Aston Villa in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.

After a torrid few months saw Erik ten Hag‘s squad decimated via an injury crisis, Manchester United are looking towards building a clean bill of health in the next few weeks.

The club are looking to continue their brilliant start to 2024 as they prepare to face Aston Villa on Sunday in the Premier League, having defeated West Ham 3-0 last weekend.

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André Onana is not back on full-time goalkeeping duty after his failed AFCON exploits with Cameroon. However, both Lisandro Martínez and Aaron Wan-Bissaka will not be available to face Villa on Sunday.

Martínez is out for at least eight weeks with a knee problem, while Wan-Bissaka has a leg issue.

“It is a setback, of course,” Ten Hag said, in relation to Martínez’s injury. “Licha was just returning.

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“You see his contribution to the team when he is playing, so he brings, apart from his technical skills, also a mentality in the team. It is a big setback for Licha, he is very disappointed, but he is a fighter and he will be back, he will be back stronger.

“We think he will still be back by the end of the season. There are games to play so, as a squad, we have to replace him. We have very good players in that position who will play there and perform there and, as a squad, we have to deal with it.”

On Wan-Bissaka, Ten Hag admitted that the player had to pull out of training on Thursday morning, and there is no current confirmed return date as the club assesses the extent of his issue.

“Aaron Wan-Bissaka, today, was training but then he dropped out,” explained Erik at the pre-match press conference on Thursday. “So I don’t know, in this moment, where he is and what is the diagnosis.

Mason Mount and Tyrell Malacia are now both back, training individually on grass; however, they are not expected to play a part in the squad on Sunday.

Anthony Martial remains sidelined until the beginning of April following groin surgery, and 16-year-old Harry Amass was spotted in first-team training for the inaugural time on Thursday.