Martin Keown sends blunt message to Jose Mourinho about Man United injury crisis

The Arsenal legend is adamant that Manchester United have the squad depth to cope with their injury crisis

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: Tag Heuer

Martin Keown insists Manchester United have the squad to cope with their injury crisis.

The Red Devils will make the trip to the Emirates Stadium to take on their top-six rivals Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.

Manchester United have just over 60 hours to recover from Thursday night’s 1-0 win against La Liga side Celta Vigo in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final.

Marcus Rashford and Ashley Young were both forced off during the second half of their European tie in Spain to deal Manchester United another injury blow ahead of their trip to Arsenal.

Jose Mourinho has suggested that he will field a weakened Manchester United team in north London ahead of the return leg of their Europa League last-four clash.

Keown, though, believes Manchester United have sufficient squad depth to cope with their injury crisis.

“They still have the opportunity to finish fourth and this match hugely significant for Manchester City and Liverpool, whose places in the top four are far from assured,” Keown told the Daily Mail.

“It is not in the spirit of the competition to field a weakened side when so much is riding on the game.

“I know United have been desperately unlucky with injuries but they have a big enough squad to cope.”

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Manchester United won the EFL Cup back in February thanks to a thrilling 3-2 win against Southampton at Wembley.

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