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Manchester United suffer four injury setbacks ahead of Europa League final



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Manchester United have mounting injury problems ahead of the Europa League final after Scott McTominay and Fred sustained injuries in the draw with Fulham.

McTominay walked down the tunnel after he was forced off on 62 minutes and United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed Fred – who completed 90 minutes – was injured.

Solskjaer also admitted Harry Maguire ‘s chance of recovering for the final ‘doesn’t look great’ while Anthony Martial – supposedly due to feature against Fulham – failed to make the bench.

“This was end of season team selection,” Solskjaer said. “Players need minutes, some players need rest and recovery. We’ve had a couple of players that have got injuries with Scott and Fred, so I’ll see how they are.

“Unfortunately, Scott had to come off and Fred doesn’t look great while he’s walking now but we’ve got eight days, so hopefully everyone will be available that was available today.

“Harry: we’re working on but doesn’t look great. Anthony: we’ve still got a little bit of hope for. We’re hoping.

“He’s working really hard and we’re hoping he’ll be available for the final. He’s been very enthusiastic, so I can’t say he won’t be fit for the final but. of course, he’s been out for a long time. I’m still hopeful.”

Henderson had started in seven successive league games until De Gea replaced him for the defeat to Leicester last week and the England international endured an error-prone night in the 4-2 reverse against Liverpool.

“Did he not play against Leicester?” Solskjaer said when a reporter suggested De Gea had not played in the league recently. “I think you’re wrong there?

“I’ve got two very good goalkeepers. They’ve played in the last month and last six weeks more or less alternate games really. Both are ready and both are doing well.

“The Leicester game, even though it didn’t feel like a Premier League game crammed in on a Tuesday, he (De Gea) still played that one.”

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