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Amad, Mount, Martínez – Early Manchester United injury news ahead of Newcastle clash



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Manchester United have a number of injury concerns as they play their final Old Trafford fixture this season, welcoming Newcastle in the Premier League.

On Sunday, Manchester United fell to a 1-0 defeat against Arsenal at Old Trafford, with Erik ten Hag claiming that he did not have seven of his starting XI players for the Premier League fixture.

Once again, United started with Casemiro at centre-back due to the high number of injuries in defence, but there is a chance that Lisandro Martínez will be back in the squad to face Newcastle.

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Ten Hag explained on Friday that Martínez is now “injury-free” and is itching to play, but he decided against risking him against Arsenal. He did not, however, rule Martínez out from being in the squad against Newcastle on Wednesday night.

Newcastle likely comes too soon for Mason Mount. Ten Hag admitted that although Mount’s injury is a minor one, he will probably not be fit to face Newcastle.

“It’s a minor issue,” he said. “He is definitely not out for the season – a couple of days, and then he will return. Maybe Newcastle is too short, but I think he can be available for Brighton.”

Amad Diallo was substituted against Arsenal in the 70th minute after his first start for the club in 887 days, with the player seemingly holding his knee. However, Amad himself has since confirmed that is it not a serious problem, and he could be available once again against Newcastle.

Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes both trained last week but missed the Arsenal game, although there are no indications that they won’t be in contention against Newcastle.

“It’s difficult to say, but I don’t think, in this moment,” Ten Hag told media when asked if either Fernandes or Rashford would be a doubt for the FA Cup final.

“Of course, they have to make steps and keep in a rhythm. Bruno, he missed now two games, Rashy, I think, more.

“If you want to go hard in games like the cup final, you need the minutes, with the game practice. They know that, but also, we have to balance that very good, when you make the injuries more worse, then you miss them.”

Luke Shaw, Victor Lindelöf, Harry Maguire, Raphaël Varane, Tyrell Malacia, and Anthony Martial are all out of contention, although the latter has been training to work himself back to full fitness.

Willy Kambwala returned to the pitch against Arsenal and could be in line to start in order to relieve Casemiro of his auxiliary centre-back duties against Newcastle.