Antony, McTominay, Evans - Manchester United injury news and return dates ahead of FA Cup

Antony of Manchester United in action during a first team training session at Carrington Training Ground.
Antony of Manchester United in action during a first team training session at Carrington Training Ground. -Credit:Ash Donelon/Manchester United via Getty Images

Manchester United’s injury list looks to be easing slightly ahead of the return of the FA Cup this weekend with up to four players overcoming problems.

United return to Wembley on Sunday afternoon in the semi-final of the competition and they will be looking to avoid an upset as they take on Championship side Coventry City. The two teams will be competing to face either Manchester City or Chelsea in the final back at the same stadium next month.

United overcame Liverpool in the last round to book themselves a place in the final four and will be favourites to make it to the final. Former United man Mark Robins will try to stand in their way as he leads his Coventry side.

In the last few weeks, United have had a few injury problems, particularly in central defence. Harry Maguire caused concern when he appeared to be holding his thigh during last weekend’s 2-2 draw against Bournemouth, but MEN Sport understands that he is expected to be available for the clash against the Sky Blues.

He could also be joined by a couple of other players. Here’s the latest on the injury front with the United squad.


Injury: Knock.

The winger was left out of the squad for last weekend’s Premier League clash against Bournemouth after missing training on Friday. The player himself has since shared a picture of himself in an ice bath and has been spotted back in training at Carrington this week.

Potential return date: vs Coventry City (April 21).

Scott McTominay

Injury: Knee.

The midfielder has now missed the last two league games with a knee injury. It is though understood not to be serious.

What Ten Hag has said (April 12): "Scott, I don't think [he will be ready to play Bournemouth]. We have a training session, so we have a day, he will push, he's so keen to be a part of it [against Bournemouth], so it's very questionable."

Potential return date: Vs Coventry City (April 21).

Jonny Evans

Injury: Muscular.

It was announced before the clash against Bournemouth that the defender would miss the game with a ‘short-term’ injury. The problem also saw him miss the draw vs Liverpool.

Potential return date: Vs Coventry City (April 21).

Raphael Varane

Injury: Muscular.

The defender sustained the injury in the loss against Chelsea on April 4. Ahead of the Bournemouth game United confirmed that he would be out for a ‘few weeks’.

Potential return date: May.

Victor Lindelof

Injury: Hamstring.

United confirmed after the draw against Brentford that the defender would miss ‘at least a month’ with a hamstring injury. He will therefore be sidelined for a few more weeks.

Potential return date: May.

Lisandro Martinez

Injury: Calf.

Like Lindelof, the club confirmed that Martinez will face some time on the sidelines after sustaining an injury against Brentford. It was said that he would be absent for ‘at least a month’.

Potential return date: May.

Luke Shaw

Injury: Thigh.

Shaw has now missed the last nine games in all competitions after picking up the injury in the 2-1 win over Luton Town back in February. But Ten Hag does expect to have the full-back available before the end of the season.

What Ten Hag has said (March 29): "I expect him back, I think before the end of the season. That's the plan and he's still on schedule for this. He will return into our team."

Potential return date: May.

Anthony Martial

Injury: Groin.

The forward has seen his season hit by injury. After undergoing groin surgery he has not made an appearance in the Premier League since December.

What Ten Hag has said (April 12): "I don’t know [if he will play again for United before leaving this summer]. He’s still with the medical [team]. He's out on the pitch but if he will be available I don’t know."

Potential return date: Unknown.

Tyrell Malacia

Injury: Knee.

The full-back is yet to play this season after picking up a serious knee injury. The season has been spent stepping up his rehab and recovery.

What Ten Hag has said (Fab 15): "He had setbacks during his rehab process. It takes too long, it's bad for him. Bad for us. But now we've turned a point, and it's positive, he will return soon on the pitch. I don't think then it will take long before he's returning in the team training."

Potential return date: Unknown.

Harry Maguire

Injury: Thigh.

What Ten Hag has said: "One thing was Harry Maguire had an issue in the first half [at Bournemouth] and for us he overcame [it]. During the game, he recovered from it and you see in the second half, he was up there and then he can express his leadership, he can express his defending qualities and his [ability] on the ball."

Potential return date: Vs Coventry City (April 21).

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