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Three back, five injured: Manchester United team news as Arsenal suffer BIG blow



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Manchester United have eight injury updates as they prepare to face Arsenal at Old Trafford in the Premier League.

After a string of disappointing showings in the Premier League, including a 1-1 stalemate with Burnley and a crushing 4-0 defeat against Crystal PalaceManchester United are turning their focus back to Old Trafford.

Their next challenge comes as they prepare to host Arsenal on their home turf, with Mikel Arteta’s squad deeply entrenched in a thrilling title race alongside Manchester City and Liverpool.

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Erik ten Hag has provided multiple team news updates, with three returns as five remain injured, including a fresh problem for Mason Mount.

“I hope I have players [back and available], yeah. But there are players that did train this morning,” Ten Hag told reporters.

“Bruno was on the pitch, and Scott McTominay was on the pitch, so there are some players returning. But also, I have to report that, unfortunately, yesterday, Mason Mount fell out [of contention]. So he will not be available for Sunday.”

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Earlier this week, it was announced that Lisandro Martínez and Marcus Rashford had both returned to training – although Ten Hag has since confirmed that the former will not play against Arsenal.

“Yesterday, Licha came to me and he wanted to play on Sunday against Arsenal, but he is not ready yet,” Ten Hag said. “He needs a little bit more time to go through the process.

“Rashy, of course, he trained this morning as well, and we have to see how he recovered from this. But I think it looks quite good and I hope he can tomorrow make the next training and then see if he is available for Sunday.”

Further, he also revealed that Luke Shaw has set a setback in his rehabilitation process. “Luke Shaw had a setback in his process as well, but there is still hope, and he will fight to be available for the final,” Ten Hag confirmed.

Beyond this, Willy Kambwala, Victor Lindelöf, and Raphaël Varane are all assumed out, while Harry Maguire is aiming to be fit for the final. INSIDERUTD1 claims that Jonny Evans is around 80 per cent fit.

Anthony Martial has been in training for the last week, and Tyrell Malacia is not expected back until next season.

For Arsenal, Mikel Arteta confirmed on Friday that while Takehiro Tomiyasu is a doubt after missing training this week, there is also a question mark over Bukayo Saka, which would be a major miss for Arsenal.

“A few doubts that tomorrow we can resolve with another training session, so we’ll have to see,” he said. When pressed as to who those doubts were, Arteta expanded: “A few doubts over Tomi and Saka, yes.”

Beyond that, Arsenal’s team is looking healthy. Jurrien Timber continues to work his way back from a cruciate ligament injury, while Reiss Nelson has been missing from their last two squads.