Manchester United suffer four injury setbacks ahead of Europa League final


Manchester United suffer four injury setbacks ahead of Europa League final



In Manchester United's 1-1 draw with Fulham, Scott McTominay was not the only starter to sustain an injury.



Manchester United's injury woes have worsened ahead of the Europa League final, with Scott McTominay and Fred suffering injuries in the draw with Fulham.


McTominay walked down the tunnel after being forced off after 62 minutes, and United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said Fred, who played the full 90 minutes, was injured.


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Solskjaer also acknowledged that Harry Maguire's chances of recovering in time for the final 'don't look great,' although Anthony Martial, who was expected to play against Fulham, did not make the bench.

"This was the end-of-season squad," Solskjaer said. "Players need minutes, others need rest and rehabilitation, and we've had a couple of injuries with Scott and Fred, so I'll see how they are."

"Unfortunately, Scott had to go, and Fred doesn't look fantastic when walking now, but we've got eight days, so hopefully anyone who was available today will be available tomorrow."



"He's training very hard, and we're hoping he'll be ready for the final. He's been really excited, so I can't presume he won't be ready for the final, but he's been out for a long time, so I'm always optimistic."


Manchester United suffer four injury setbacks ahead of Europa League final


David de Gea was recalled against Fulham, as Solskjaer continued his recent trend of alternating between the Spaniard and Dean Henderson.

Henderson had played seven consecutive league games before De Gea replaced him in last week's loss to Leicester, and the England international had an error-filled night in the 4-2 loss to Liverpool.



With one game remaining at Wolves before the Europa League final next Wednesday, Solskjaer's selection at Molineux would undoubtedly influence his selection against Villarreal.

When a reporter said De Gea hadn't played in the league in a while, Solskjaer replied, "Did he not play against Leicester?" "Do you think I'm wrong there?"

"I have two really good goalkeepers." They've played mostly alternative games over the last month and six weeks. All are prepared and doing well.



"Even though the Leicester game didn't feel like a Premier League game compressed into a Tuesday, he (De Gea) always played that one."


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