Shaw, Mount & Wan-Bissaka: Man Utd injury news and return dates ahead of Fulham clash

The latest Manchester United injury news ahead of the Premier League match against Fulham.
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Manchester United may have successfully navigated a tricky fixture away to Luton Town at the weekend, but victory came at a cost, with Luke Shaw forced from the field with an injury for the second match in a row – and the full-back joins a fairly long list of injury worries ahead of Saturday afternoon’s meeting with Fulham in the Premier League.

As many as six first-team players will most likely miss the match against the Cottagers, with the defence in particular a point of concern once again. We’ve brought together all of the latest injury updates below, along with what we know about potential return dates.

Luke Shaw

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Erik ten Hag couldn’t offer a positive assessment of Shaw’s fitness after the game against Luton, simply saying that “it doesn’t look great” after the England international limped off in the first half – having been substituted due to a knock against Aston Villa in the preceding game.

It has now been reported that Shaw has suffered a serious hamstring injury which could keep him out for up to three months, meaning his season is likely to be over. No surgery is required, at least, but if the reports prove to be true then it would be a bitter blow for Ten Hag, especially with injuries elsewhere in defence.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka

The former Crystal Palace right-back has been dogged by injuries all season and was hurt again ahead of the FA Cup win over Newport County with a leg injury – and has since suffered another setback after damaging his thigh in training shortly before the game against Villa.

On Friday, Ten Hag told reporters that Wan-Bissaka will not return for “some weeks” due to the fresh injury issue, and he will not feature against Fulham. An exact return date has not been offered, but he should be back in action at some point next month.

Mason Mount

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Another player who has terrible luck with injuries over the course of the campaign. The 25-year-old has made just 12 appearances since signing from Chelsea in the summer, and he has struggled with a persistent thigh injury since November.

Despite having been initially touted for a January return, Mount has still not made the matchday squad and Ten Hag said that he too would be “some weeks” away from a return before the Luton game. The Dutchman has previously stated that he “absolutely” expects Mount to play again this season, but that United would not rush him back and would prioritise his long-term fitness.

Lisandro Martínez

Ten Hag described the World Cup winning centre-half as a “fighter” after his latest injury setback, and added that “we think he will still be back by the end of the season” despite having to leave the field with knee ligament damage during the West Ham game. It is estimated that he will be out for around two months, with the end of March being the most optimistic return date.

With the Argentine out and occasional central defender Shaw a doubt, it is likely that Harry Maguire and Raphaël Varane will continue as the centre-half pairing of choice for the foreseeable future.

Anthony Martial

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Martial underwent successful surgery on a groin injury in January and the club stated at the time that he would be out for 10 weeks – which means he will likely next be available for selection at the beginning of April. The 28-year-old will hope to have the chance to play a few games in the run-in as a likely farewell before his contract expires in the summer.

Tyrell Malacia

The Dutch left-back continues rehabilitation after undergoing two surgeries on a serious knee injury. Like Mount, he had initially been earmarked for a January comeback, but setbacks in his recovery mean that he is no closer to making the playing squad. United have kept details of his return under wraps for now, but he is unlikely to feature for several weeks at the very least.

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