Man United injury update: Marcus Rashford, Lisandro Martinez and Marcel Sabitzer latest news and return dates
Manchester United are once again sweating over Marcus Rashford’s fitness ahead of another game in midweek.
Chelsea are next on their agenda with the England striker at least having a few days to recover from a bout of illness for Thursday’s meeting.
The Red Devils had enjoyed some positive news on the injury front before beating Bournemouth, with Raphael Varane back ahead of schedule along with Scott McTominay.
But Marcel Sabitzer, Lisandro Martinez, Phil Jones and Donny van de Beek remain absent.
Here is your latest update of Manchester United injuries and return dates...
It was quite the week of ups and downs for Rashford as he looked on course to be fit to face Bournemouth having overcome a leg injury.
Yet, on the eve of the trip, Erik ten Hag confirmed he had come down with illness - which ultimately meant he was left at home.
“Rashy trained well the whole week but today he reported that he is ill,” the United boss told reporters.
Ten Hag didn’t provide a further update on Rashford on the south coast, meaning all eyes are on his potential return to training this week. Unless the illness is severe, it is likely he will be available to face Chelsea.
Argentine defender Martinez is on the recovery path after his season was ended by a broken metatarsal bone in his foot in April.
The injury required an operation, which he underwent with a return date scheduled for the start of pre-season.
Martinez was granted permission to fly back to his home city of Gualeguay in recent days, before returning to Manchester this week.
A knee injury will keep Sabitzer out of the final games of the season, after the Austrian picked up the issue last week.
That could spell the end of his United career, with Ten Hag asked about the loanee’s future at the club for when his stay expires in the summer.
But the manager said such a matter was not his “focus” before the Bournemouth game.
A chronic knee problem has meant Jones has now played his final game for the club.
United confirmed last week that the 31-year-old is due to leave in the summer when his contract expires.
Ten Hag also revealed that he only ever watched Jones train for 20 minutes during his first session in charge way back in June of last year.
Donny van de Beek
Van de Beek has made his return to training after suffering a season-ending injury in January.
Recent days saw the Dutchman work among the United squad following surgery on his knee. However, he is not expected to play a part in the final games of the campaign with pre-season his target.
He revealed: “I can do almost everything already, we are on a good road now, no pain anymore, so this is positive.”