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Manchester United injury news as Erik ten Hag provides hint on unlikely start vs Sheffield United



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Erik ten Hag has hinted that he may choose to start Amad Diallo as Manchester United host Sheffield United at Old Trafford in the Premier League.

Manchester United are contending with up to fifteen injury issues against Sheffield United. Erik ten Hag confirmed on Tuesday that they face a potential four new problems following Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final win over Coventry City.

Speaking to the press, Ten Hag said: “We had a problem with Alejandro Garnacho; that’s why we took him off during the game, but I think he will be fine.

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Scott McTominay we have to assess today (yesterday), really doubtful. Marcus Rashford is also doubtful, and there was also an issue with Bruno Fernandes with the hand, but I think he can make it.

“We have some doubts going into the game tomorrow.”

Beyond this, there has been no further news on the seven defenders who missed out on United’s Wembley appearance.

Lisandro Martínez, Victor Lindelöf, and Luke Shaw may be fit for the final but will not play against Sheffield. The injuries of Jonny Evans, Raphaël Varane, and Willy Kambwala remain unclear. Tyrell Malacia is out until next season.

There is also a slight question mark over Harry Maguire after the defender revealed he played the entire game against Coventry (all 120 minutes) with an injury he is currently carrying.

In midfield, Mason Mount and Sofyan Amrabat both missed the Coventry fixture due to injury, with no clear update on either player in the last few days.

Rashford is the only doubt in attack, and Erik ten Hag hinted on Tuesday that Amad Diallo may get the nod to start, admitting that the Ivorian has not had the minutes he deserves.

“Amad deserves it [to play more] but don’t forget he was injured for a long period of the season,” Ten Hag explained to reporters.

“So we rebuilt him, he’s now had some opportunities, he’s really contributed. But also he played in a position that is not his best position, I would say. Started as a striker but then he has to play in the midfield, so he did well.

“But we have a number of players in that area, there’s big competition there, and actually he already has deserved more minutes I would say. But I have to choose there because we have Alejandro Garnacho, we have Antony, we have him, we have Omari Forson.

“So we have some players in that position, a number of players, and we have to make choices there. But I am very happy with his performances, with his progress, and I see his qualities. He has some assets that can really contribute to our game.”