Manchester United Injury News And Expected Return Dates

Manchester United Injury News And Expected Return Dates

Manchester United travel to Brighton this weekend as they look to put the opening defeat to Crystal Palace to the back of their mind – but who is still sidelined for the trip to the south coast?

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a relatively clean bill of health going into this weekend’s match against Brighton.

The Red Devils saw off Luton 3-1 on Tuesday night, but perhaps more importantly, came through the Carabao Cup tie unscathed.

Solskjaer rang the changes for the trip to Luton, having seen his side slip to a nightmare 3-1 defeat in their opening Premier League game against Crystal Palace just three days before.

The Norwegian should have a number of players to choose from when his side visit Brighton on Saturday for the early kick off.

But there are still a few players waiting to be given the all clear before they can be considered again.

Phil Jones

Injury: Knee

Expected return date: Unknown

England international Jones is still sidelined by the knee injury he suffered back in June just before the restart.

Solskjaer has been very vague about any potential return, and it appears that will be resigned to another year in and out of the treatment room.

Axel Tuanzebe

Injury: Ankle/Foot

Expected return date: October 17

Tuanzebe is back doing light training, but still faces a few weeks before he will be fully fit, according to Solskjaer.

The Norwegian said last week: “Axel is not 100 per cent back with us yet, but he’s on the grass running, which is a positive.”

Sergio Romero

Injury: Match fitness

Expected return date: Unknown

Sergio Romero’s time at United appears to be up, following the return of Dean Henderson from a two-year loan spell.

It’s thought that the Argentine, who has spent his whole Old Trafford career as back-up stopper, is keen to move on as well.

Andreas Pereira

Andreas Pereira appears to be on the way out of the club too, with his agent talking to other clubs

Injury: Match fitness

Expected return date: Unknown

Surprisingly, Andreas Pereira wasn’t even named on the bench for the trip to Luton in midweek, suggesting either two things: he’s either injured or heading towards the exit door.

Pereira wasn’t selected to start a single game after the restart, and his only hope of possibly staying and getting game time will be if United sell Jesse Lingard instead.

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