The eight Manchester United players Ralf Rangnick could be without to face Brighton
Brighton & Hove Albion travel to face Manchester United at Old Trafford in the Premier League this weekend, with the Red Devils set to be without several key players
Brighton could face a Manchester United side depleted by injuries and unavailability this weekend.
Graham Potter’s men make the trip to face the Red Devils at Old Trafford on Saturday, with the Seagulls looking to try and maintain their push for a place in the top half of the Premier League.
Brighton are in action first tonight (Wednesday) against Wolves at the Amex Stadium, although the Seagulls have a lengthy list of players unavailable for that due to injury, suspension and coronavirus.
But United are without a game in midweek after their scheduled match against Brentford last night (Tuesday) was postponed following an outbreak of coronavirus at Manchester United, with the club closing the first team section of the training ground on Monday.
United players who have tested negative were expected to return to training today ahead of the scheduled game against Brighton on Saturday, although the Red Devils are set to still be without several players.
That includes those who have tested positive for COVID-19, while interim boss Ralf Rangnick is also currently without a number of players due to injury
Below, we look at the latest injury news from United’s camp.
As reported by the Manchester Evening News, centre-back Raphael Varane could make his return form injury against Brighton, having returned to light training last week.
He has not featured since sustaining a hamstring injury against Atalanta last month, but is now closing in on a return to the matchday squad and could do so against Brighton, if he is deemed fit.
Varane’s compatriot Paul Pogba is, however, set to miss the game against Brighton as he continues his recovery from a thigh injury.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka remains a doubt for the game against Brighton after colliding with the advertising hoardings at the end of Manchester United’s clash with Young Boys in the Champions League, although it is thought he has a chance of being fit for the weekend.