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Man United early injury news: Erik ten Hag fielding 9 first-team players vs Chelsea



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Erik ten Hag may be able to field 10 first-team players as Manchester United travel to play Chelsea in the Premier League on Thursday evening.

Manchester United kicked off their final ten fixtures of the Premier League season as the club drew 1-1 with Brentford on Saturday evening. Mason Mount‘s last-gasp goal was met with an even later finish by Kristoffer Ajer.

Erik ten Hag will hope to guide his men back to victory on Thursday evening as they take on Chelsea. He may have ten of his first-choice XI fully fit and available for the clash.

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United welcomed Lisandro Martínez and Casemiro back to action last weekend after both players were ruled out of the Liverpool game with injuries three weeks ago. Martínez had not played a minute since mid-Feburary before his return against Brentford, but has now suffered a new injury in training.

United announced on Tuesday evening that the player had suffered a calf strain while at Carrington, and he will be out for at least another month, but is expected back before the remainder of the season.

Raphaël Varane told reporters on Saturday evening that, even though he was substituted at half-time on Saturday, his injury is not too serious. Victor Lindelöf, however, will also be out for around a month after he also sustained an issue against Brentford.

Harry Maguire is back in action after an injury scare against Brazil for England and played well in the second half, earning rightful praise.

Elsewhere, Mount scored his first goal against the Bees and may be in line to make his first start against his former club, with Ten Hag needing attacking options.

Rasmus Højlund is now fit and ready to play, and Alejandro Garnacho and Marcus Rashford have both not suffered any injuries as the run-in starts.

Luke Shaw remains sidelined until the last few games of the season, while Tyrell Malacia will not return until next season.

Anthony Martial is due to return to action sometime soon after his groin injury in January ruled him out for 10 weeks, but there has been no update on his condition in a long time.

Altay Bayındır and Jonny Evans were ruled out through injury three weeks ago. They missed the most recent international break but are both expected back soon.

Aside from Shaw’s injury and on the assumption that Varane can recover, Ten Hag may be able to choose nine of the players as his best XI when United visit Stamford Bridge.