Despite a slight improvement in fitness, Manchester United are still dealing with a slew of injuries.
The recent returns of Marcus Rashford, Luke Shaw, and Anthony Martial have surely aided in the absence of crucial players, notably in defense.
Raphael Varane’s season is apparently in jeopardy after Lisandro Martinez’s season was declared over.
There are also doubts about when Scott McTominay and Alejandro Garnacho will return, with Phil Jones and Donny van de Beek perhaps playing their final game for the club.
With so little time left in the season, there is concern that Varane’s ankle injury will prevent him from playing in 2022-23.
After scans were finally able to take place after being delayed by substantial swelling, reports estimate a six-week timeline for the center-back.
Varane’s greatest chance of returning is considered to be the FA Cup final against Manchester City on June 3.
McTominay last appeared in United’s triumph over Everton almost a fortnight ago.
Erik ten Hag suggested that the Scot could return in the recent trip to Nottingham Forest, but he did not appear and has yet to be seen in training since.
The nature of his problem is unknown, but this week’s game against Tottenham may come too soon.
Garnacho, a young winger, has been sighted out and about in Cheshire without his crutches, indicating that he is nearing his return from an ankle injury.
He returned to some type of training last week, with a social media post announcing his first time wearing football boots since the injury suffered against Fulham on March 19.
Ten Hag has not given a timetable for Garnacho’s recuperation, despite reports that he will play again this season.
Martinez is one player that will miss the rest of the season due to a broken metartarsal bone in his foot.
The injury occurred during the first leg of United’s Europa League match against Sevilla and necessitated surgery.
The player uploaded a photo of himself in the hospital after the operation last week.
Some United fans were perplexed by the absence of the seldom-seen Jones amid Ten Hag’s recent defensive difficulties.
However, a long-term knee ailment has kept him out, and the centre-back has yet to train with the Dutch manager.
Due to an ankle injury, substitute goalkeeper Heaton has been out since before the international break.
Late last month, United stated that he will need a “few weeks” to get back up to speed, with Jack Butland taking his place on the bench.
Van de Beek
Van van Beek is expected to be ready for preseason after recovering from a significant knee injury.
The blow came in January, and his season was swiftly declared over.