Man Utd’s Injury Woes Deepen: Onana, Rashford Injured on International Duty
Amidst the bustling drama of international football, Manchester United’s woes deepened as Marcus Rashford and Andre Onana, two key figures, limped off the field during their respective national team duties.
This week brought further woes for Denmark’s squad, with Christian Eriksen and Rasmus Hojlund’s unfortunate withdrawal due to injuries. Eriksen’s knee ailment threatens to sideline him for a month, while Hojlund grapples with a muscle strain.
These injury setbacks only compound the already lengthy list of sidelined players at Manchester United, including Lisandro Martinez, Luke Shaw, Casemiro, Tyrell Malacia, and Jonny Evans. Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s absence from the recent Premier League triumph over Luton adds to the club’s woes.
Erik ten Hag and his medical team face an uphill battle with the team’s health concerns. Sadly, the situation might escalate following the injuries suffered by Andre Onana and Marcus Rashford during their international stints.
Rashford’s untimely exit during England’s triumph against Malta at Wembley was mirrored by Onana’s substitution in the 81st minute of Cameroon’s World Cup qualifier against Mauritius. Onana’s probable absence looms large, considering his involvement in the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) scheduled from January 13th to February 11th. His potential absence could stretch to six crucial games for United, including significant clashes against Spurs, Wolves, West Ham, and Aston Villa.
Moreover, an early call-up for Cameroon’s pre-tournament camp might rule Onana out of United’s FA Cup third-round fixture slated for January 6-7. The precarious situation deepens further, considering the possibility of United’s participation in a Champions League last-16 tie, a mere 48 hours after the AFCON final.