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Man United injury round-up as Erik ten Hag issues mixed situation update



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Erik ten Hag has issued a mixed injury update as Manchester United prepare to face Bournemouth in the Premier League.

Manchester United will face Bournemouth in the Premier League after their last three fixtures in the competition, against Brentford, Chelsea, and Liverpool, have resulted in just two of nine possible points.

Erik ten Hag’s team has suffered a number of injuries recently, and the Dutch manager explained the latest on Scott McTominay and Marcus Rashford.

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“Scott? I don’t think so,” the manager said at his press conference when asked about McTominay’s involvement against Bournemouth. “We have training, so we have a day, and he will push.

“He is so keen to be part of it tomorrow, but I think it is very questioning. And then Rashford… Rashy trained yesterday, and [we will] see how he recovered from it today.

“We will have training again today and then we will make a decision on it.”

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United currently have four centre-backs injured in the shapes of Lisandro Martínez, Raphaël Varane, Jonny Evans, and Victor Lindelöf, while left-backs Luke Shaw and Tyrell Malacia also remain out.

Ten Hag expanded on the struggles of this, saying: “It’s very difficult (to keep changing the back four). So everyone who has a little bit of knowledge about football – a little – they know it will affect your results and performances.”

Martínez and Lindelöf are expected back in early May, with Raphaël Varane expected to miss the next few games. Evans is expected to be back by next weekend.

United are hopeful that Shaw will return by the end of the season, while Tyrell Malacia will not be back until the next campaign. Anthony Martial has been out since the end of January after his groin surgery.

Bournemouth look set to be without Marcus Tavernier, Ryan Fredericks and Luis Sinisterra.

Tyler Adams, Chris Mepham and Antoine Semenyo hope to be okay to play while leading scorer Dominic Solanke appears to have overcome some fitness issues he was enduring a short while ago.