Injury woes for United before key match against Crystal Palace

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Manchester United’s hopes of securing a spot in next season’s Champions League were dashed following a disappointing 1-1 draw with Burnley, leaving them with the daunting task of fighting for Europa League qualification. As they brace themselves for a crucial clash against Crystal Palace, injury concerns loom large over the Red Devils.

Star midfielder Bruno Fernandes, who has been a pillar of consistency for United, is now a doubt for the upcoming match after encountering an issue during the Burnley fixture. Manager Erik Ten Hag remains hopeful for Fernandes’s swift recovery, emphasising his determination to reclaim his spot on the field.

Adding to the injury woes, Scott McTominay’s participation hangs in the balance due to a knee hyperextension. While there’s optimism that he may join training on Saturday, Ten Hag has cautioned about his limited availability. On a brighter note, defender Jonny Evans has returned to team training, potentially bolstering United’s backline.

However, the absence of Marcus Rashford continues to be a concern. The injury sustained in the FA Cup semi-final against Coventry City is yet to fully heal. Ten Hag remains cautious about his recovery, leaving his availability uncertain for the upcoming fixture.

With Fernandes and Rashford potentially sidelined, the resilience of the squad will be put to the test against Crystal Palace, as they aim to overcome these obstacles and secure a positive result at Selhurst Park.

With Europa League qualification on the line and the FA Cup final on May 25 against Manchester City looming, United must rally together and showcase their depth to navigate through these challenging times.

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