Van Gaal delivers latest Man Utd injury update ahead of Spurs clash

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says Marcos Rojo is the only new injury doubt ahead of Spurs clash

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Louis van Gaal says Marcos Rojo is a doubt for Manchester United’s game against Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on Sunday.

The Argentina international is struggling with a minor injury after he was replaced with 17 minutes to go in their 2-1 defeat by Arsenal in the FA Cup quarter-final on Monday night.

United manager Van Gaal, whose side are fourth in the Premier League table, confirmed that the £16m summer signing could miss the clash against top-four chasing Spurs.

“Rojo is a little bit injured. You have to take care of the health of the players. He has a minor problem. Maybe I’ll take him out of the game against Tottenham Hotspur, but I have to decide,” Van Gaal told MUTV.

United full-back Luke Shaw was replaced by Phil Jones in the second half of their FA Cup defeat, but the England international is fit for the visit of Tottenham.

Meanwhile, 31-year-old Dutch striker Robin van Persie is still sidelined with a hamstring problem that he picked up in a 2-1 defeat by Swansea City last month.

“More or less, only van Persie is injured. That is a good sign – when you have a defeat and all your players want to train and show the energy in the training session. That’s good to see,” Van Gaal added.

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United are three points ahead of sixth-placed Tottenham.

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