Van Gaal gives latest Man United injury update ahead of FA Cup final

Louis van Gaal delivers the latest Manchester United team news ahead of the FA Cup final

Manchester United have been handed a boost ahead of the FA Cup final clash against Crystal Palace after Louis van Gaal confirmed that both Matteo Darmian and Marcos Rojo have been passed fit for the game.

Italy international defender Darmian has not featured since limping out of the 1-0 win over Norwich City earlier this month, while Rojo missed the midweek victory over Bournemouth after picking up an injury in training before the Premier League game.

However, Van Gaal confirmed at a news conference on Thursday afternoon that the pair would be available for selection for the FA Cup final clash against the Eagles at Wembley on Sunday.

Midfielder Marouane Fellaini is also available for selection for the final after the Belgian served his three-game suspension.

Speaking at a news conference on Thursday at Carrington, Van Gaal said: “Yeah, there are many players in contention such as Rojo, who is not injured anymore, and Darmian is not injured anymore.

“You have filmed the training session and have seen a lot of fit players, which makes it more difficult for me as I have to disappoint a lot of players.

“We have a squad of 27 players, so I have to disappoint nine players in advance. Of course the injured players are included in that nine, but I have to disappoint a lot of players. Then I have to select the team and disappoint more players. Some players are thinking that they could play.”

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United ended up fifth in the Premier League table this season after their 3-1 win over Bournemouth.

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