The latest Man United transfer rumours, injury updates and breaking news ahead of today’s FA Cup tie against Liverpool.
Lindelof, 26, has missed five of the last seven games as United continue to manage the back injury he sustained playing on the plastic pitch of Den Haag’s stadium in a goalless Europa League draw with AZ Alkmaar 15 months ago. Eric Bailly partnered Harry Maguire again in United’s 2-1 win at Fulham on Wednesday night.
Dean Henderson is expected to start at Old Trafford in what would be his sixth successive domestic cup tie appearance and United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed he would rotate against Liverpool.
Amad Diallo, Brandon Williams, Jesse Lingard and Odion Ighalo did not arrive at The Lowry Hotel with the United squad on Saturday evening.
Confirmed United squad members:
David de Gea, Dean Henderson, Lee Grant, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Harry Maguire, Axel Tuanzebe, Eric Bailly, Victor Lindelof, Luke Shaw, Alex Telles, Fred, Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba, Scott McTominay, Juan Mata, Donny van de Beek, Daniel James, Bruno Fernandes, Anthony Martial, Mason Greenwood, Edinson Cavani, Marcus Rashford
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Fernandes pinpoints moment that changed Manchester United’s season
Bruno Fernandes believes that the players’ reaction to the draw with Leicester City in December is the moment that Manchester United’s season changed.
United are currently riding high at the top of the Premier League table following a 13-match unbeaten run.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are two points clear of Manchester City, who have a game in hand, and Leicester. Meanwhile, reigning champions Liverpool are six points adrift of the leaders in fourth place.
United have brushed off the disappointment of their Champions League group stage exit to put themselves in contention for a first league title since 2013.
Fernandes defends Liverpool form
United turn their attention to the FA Cup this weekend as they take on Liverpool in a fourth round tie at Old Trafford on Sunday, after the teams played out a goalless draw in the league at Anfield seven days earlier.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are now without a win in five league matches – and have failed to score in the past four – following their shock midweek defeat to Burnley.
Yet Fernandes has defended Liverpool’s recent form, claiming they have not got the results their performances deserve.