Man Utd injury update: Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Christian Eriksen return dates and latest news
FA Cup and Europa League racing will resume later in April, but for now the focus is on the Premier League and trying to solidify a top-four spot after dropping points against Liverpool and Southampton.
United are hoping to get Marcus Rashford for the trip to face Newcastle on Sunday, but Christian Eriksen and Alejandro Garnacho are out while Casemiro remains suspended.
Here is the latest on Manchester United injuries…
Rashford withdrew from the England squad to face Italy and Ukraine after picking up a knock in United’s FA Cup win over Fulham before the international break.
It’s not believed to be a serious issue, with Rashford training at Carrington on Monday. However, it was far from the main group and without ball work.
He is doubtful to start against Newcastle this weekend but could be involved to some degree.
An ankle injury has kept Eriksen out since January but the midfielder is closing in on a comeback in a huge boost for United.
He is probably still a few weeks away from being back in contention for Erik ten Hag’s side, but Eriksen should feature before the end of April.
“Yeah, it’s going well. I just started being outside like you saw with football boots,” the midfielder said recently.
“And then we go from there, that’s the next step. I’ve been in the gym for a few weeks now and now it’s time to do the next rehabilitation session outside.
It’s been another hugely frustrating season for Martial, who has made just three starts in all competitions in 2023.
The Frenchman, however, was back in training just before the international break after recovering from a hip injury and could potentially make his comeback against Newcastle, but Ten Hag insisted he would not rush the back.
“Let him do his thing because many times now he’s come back and he’s gone down too fast,” the United boss said last month.
“We (have to) give him time and I hope he’s on board. Give him time and we’ll see when he’s back.
Garnacho missed the chance to make his first appearance for Argentina after an ankle injury picked up against Southampton forced him out of the squad.
No timeframe for his return was given. The winger is expected to miss several weeks but will return before the end of the season.
“It’s hard to put into words how I feel right now,” Garnacho posted on Instagram.
“Unfortunately I won’t be able to help my team and team-mates in the next few games, in what is a very important part of the season for us at Manchester United.
“I am disappointed to also miss the opportunity to be with my Argentina national team-mates, in what would have been a great and proud moment for me and my family.
Sabitzer shone for Austria in his first game during the international break, scoring twice and providing an assist in a big win against Azerbaijan.
However, Austria boss Ralf Rangnick has confirmed that Sabitzer is suffering from a knee problem and is an unused substitute against Estonia. The move was seen as pre-emptive, however, with the midfielder expected to be available to face Newcastle.
A minor injury ruled Varane out of victory against Fulham before the break, but Ten Hag confirmed the issue was not serious and the defender is in contention for the trip to St James’ Park.
“It’s hard to say, but I think it’s something small,” the United boss said. “I think he will recover and come back after the international break.”
Donny van de Beek
It was confirmed in January that Van de Beek would miss the rest of the season with a serious knee injury.
Ten Hag, however, said he believes the Dutchman will be back for the start of pre-season as he finally looks to kickstart his United career with a strong campaign.
Casemiro is currently out through suspension after receiving his second red card of the season against Southampton.
It meant the Brazilian missed out on the FA Cup win over Fulham and would also be out for the upcoming Premier League games against Newcastle, Brentford and Everton. His next appearance is set to come in the Europa League against Sevilla on April 13.