Manchester United interim boss, Ralf Rangnick has spoken about the club’s injury woes ahead of their clash against Chelsea on Thursday.
Added to the injury list, according to Rangnick, are Harry Maguire, Jadon Sancho and Fred as they hope to return to winning ways with tomorrow’s Premier League clash against Chelsea.
“Fred is unfortunately not yet available,” said the German in his pre-match press conference.
“He tried to train yesterday but afterwards I had a long conversation with him and he just told me that he doesn’t feel fully fit. He’s not at 100 per cent.
“With a player like Fred, who is always committed to giving his very best, I don’t think it makes sense with a muscular injury that he had to play him too early because that would mean we take the risk of a re-injury and this is something I don’t want to do.
“So, he won’t be available unfortunately tomorrow and apart from that, we have Harry Maguire, who is not available tomorrow.
“He has some issues with his knee, not a big thing, some niggle in his knee but he hasn’t been training yesterday or today so he won’t be available.
“Paul (Pogba) obviously, Fred, Edinson (Cavani), Luke Shaw and Jadon are ill. He has had tonsillitis since yesterday, couldn’t train today and will also not be available tomorrow.”
Manchester United was defeated in their last two games, a 4-0 thrashing by Liverpool and another 3-1 loss to Arsenal saw the Red Devils’ hopes of making a top-four finish this season disappeared.