Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag has given an update on which players will not be available for Wednesday’s Premier League clash against struggling Leeds United.
The Reds will be looking to extend their winning sequence at Old Trafford, in all competitions, to 14 games, when they meet the manager-less Leeds.
Casemiro is suspended for the game, as he sits out the first of three Premier League fixtures following his red card against Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Casemiro’s fellow Brazilian, Antony, is also out of action after picking up an injury in the game against Palace.
Anthony Martial and Scott McTominay are also still unavailable.
“They [Martial and McTominay] are not involved tomorrow,” said Ten Hag at his press conference. “And the same with Antony dos Santos. He is also not available for tomorrow so we have to sort that out.”
Ten Hag said he would not make any excuses over the players missing for the encounter, his first meeting with Leeds since taking over at United.
“I’m the manager,” he stated. “I always have to play with the players who are available. We have a squad, we have many good players available in that squad, who are not always in the starting XI. So, others [will] get the chance and I have to do it.
“After the game, I can’t say Casemiro is not there, Anthony Martial is not there. No, we have to win. This squad, all players in [it], are Man United capable, so they have to perform tomorrow and we have to win the games, no matter who is coming on the pitch.”
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