Latest Man United injury update: News on Rojo, Lingard and more
The latest Manchester United injury update, including news on Marcos Rojo, Jesse Lingard and Wayne Rooney
Marcos Rojo and Jesse Lingard missed Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Leicester City due to minor problems, Louis van Gaal has revealed as he delivered the latest Manchester United injury update.
The pair sat out the clash at the King Power Stadium as the Red Devils came from behind to earn a point thanks to Bastian Schweinsteiger’s first-half header following Jamie Vardy’s record-breaking opener.
Speaking at his post-match news conference in Leicester, Van Gaal revealed that Rojo and Lingard had picked up “minor” injuries in the build-up to the game but did not go into detail about how long the pair could be sidelined for.
Van Gaal said: “I could not play with them. Lingard was a player in good shape so it was a pity.
“Rojo is our left defender and that’s also a pity because then I have to put my players in a different shape and different organisation. Because of that, I had to play with three defenders.”
Latest Man United injury update: Players out
Marcos Rojo (unknown)
Jesse Lingard (unknown)
Ander Herrera (hamstring)
Phil Jones (ankle)
Michael Carrick (ankle)
Luke Shaw (broken leg)
Antonio Valencia (ankle)
The Dutchman also moved to play down concerns about striker Wayne Rooney’s fitness levels after he opted to bring the 30-year-old off in the second half of Saturday’s clash, with the forward appearing to be in some discomfort.
The United boss explained: “No, I don’t think it’s an injury to Wayne. I wanted to change one of the strikers.
“It could have been [Anthony] Martial or it could have been Rooney because they were not always running behind the central defenders, and I want that. Because of this, I wanted to change but then he was limping and then the choice was easy for me to make.”
United return to Premier League action with a home clash against West Ham United next weekend.