Maguire, Casemiro, Martínez: Man Utd injury news and return dates ahead of Brentford game

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Manchester United injury news and updates as they prepare to take on Brentford in the Premier League.

Manchester United travel to London to take on Brentford in the Premier League on Saturday evening, but head coach Erik ten Hag will have to get by with a severely reduced squad thanks to a lengthy injury list. No fewer than nine senior players are either out or doubts, but the club have been boosted by the return to training of summer signing Mason Mount, who may well play at least some part in this weekend’s fixture.

Last time United played Brentford they required a late, late brace from Scott McTominay to secure the three points – before they attempt to find a way to win in rather more comfortable fashion, we’ve collated all of the latest injury news and updates ahead of the game.

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Harry Maguire

Maguire withdrew from the England squad after the defeat to Brazil after limping off the field with a muscular injury. The exact nature and extent of the problem is unknown but he left the national team following a scan – as it stands, there is no word on the probability that he will be available to play against Brentford.

Casemiro

The Brazilian midfielder was injured ahead of the FA Cup quarter-final win over Liverpool – like Maguire, it is an unspecified muscular issue and the club have not provided any further information. He is considered a doubt rather than a probable absentee as the injury was not reported to have been serious, but further updates will be needed from Ten Hag’s press conference on Friday.

Lisandro Martínez

Argentina defender Martínez has missed the last five Premier League matches thanks to a knee injury, and was not expected to play this weekend – but he was surprisingly called up to the national squad last week, fuelling speculation that he was closer to a return that originally anticipated. The centre-half didn’t play for his country and eventually left the squad five days early to return to Manchester to work on his conditioning. He will continue training at Carrington and may well be available to play some part against Brentford.

Jonny Evans

Veteran defender Evans was reported to have sustained a knock in the build-up to the Liverpool match and ended up missing out on a place in the squad, but the injury was reported to have been minor and he is expected to be fit to face Brentford if required.

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Altay Bayindir

Back-up goalkeeper Altay suffered a minor muscle strain ahead of the Liverpool game and missed out on a place in Turkey’s squad for the international break as a result – which at least meant that he avoided being involved in a 6-1 thrashing at the hands of Austria. Altay should be back on the bench for Brentford.

Amad Diallo

Few could blame Amad for his enthusiastic celebrations after becoming the hero of the hour with his late winner against Liverpool, but he did receive a second booking after taking off his shirt and is now suspended for the game against Brentford. The young winger will be available again afterwards.

Luke Shaw

United have still not provided specific details about the nature of Shaw’s muscular injury, but he is not expected to feature again this season and Gareth Southgate said ahead of England’s game against Belgium that he did not expect the left-back to be able to play all seven matches at Euro 2024 if selected. That appeared to confirm the expectation that Shaw would not make it back in time for the end of the season.

Anthony Martial

Martial remains out after undergoing successful groin surgery in January. He was initially expected to be out for around three months, which means he will likely return to fitness by mid-April. No further updates on his condition have been provided, so he will certainly be out for at least the next two matches.

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Tyrell Malacia

Little information has been provided about the Dutchman’s recovery from a serious knee ligament injury. He is currently undergoing rehabilitation and is not expected to return to full training in the foreseeable future. There remains a high chance that Malacia does not play again this season.

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