Martinez, Fernandes, Mount – Manchester United injury news and return dates before Arsenal fixture

Raphael Varane, Luke Shaw, Lisandro Martinez and Mason Mount stand in conversation mid-game for Manchester United.
Mason Mount (right) is the latest addition to the Manchester United injury list. -Credit:Visionhaus/Getty Images.

Manchester United will be targeting a much-needed victory when they welcome Arsenal to Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.

United have won just two of their previous 10 Premier League games and Monday night's 4-0 thrashing at Crystal Palace marked a fourth defeat in that particular run. It means United head into this weekend's clash in eighth position.

Although victory over Manchester City in the FA Cup final later this month will guarantee Europa League qualification, United are running out of time to qualify for Europe for next season via their league position.

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Ahead of Sunday's highly anticipated meeting with the Gunners, United manager Erik ten Hag, at Friday's press conference, shared mixed news on the injury front. Here is a full round-up of all the very latest United injury news ahead of Sunday's game.

Harry Maguire

Injury: Muscle

United, last Sunday, confirmed Maguire had suffered a muscle injury in training and will be sidelined for 'about three weeks'. It is hoped he will be available for the FA Cup final at Wembley on May 25.

Possible return date: vs Manchester City (May 25).

Lisandro Martinez

Injury: Calf.

Martinez was pictured participating back in first-team training on Thursday, offering a glimmer a hope that he could return against Arsenal. However, Ten Hag has confirmed the visit of the Gunners will come too soon for the Argentine, despite him requesting to be involved.

Possible return date: vs Newcastle United (May 15).

Raphael Varane

Injury: Muscle.

Varane has been absent since United were beaten 4-3 by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on April 4. Ten Hag hasn't issued an update of note on the Frenchman recently.

Possible return date: Unknown.

Victor Lindelof

Injury: Hamstring.

Lindelof sustained a hamstring injury little more than a month ago, forced off in United's 1-1 draw with Brentford on March 30. Issuing an update a few days later, United confirmed they expected the Swede to be sidelined for 'at least a month'. It remains to be seen when he may return.

Possible return date: May.

Victor Lindelof in action for Manchester United away at Brentford.
Victor Lindelof remains sidelined. -Credit:Ash Donelon/Manchester United via Getty Images.

Willy Kambwala

Injury: Unknown.

The extent of Kambwala's injury has been kept under wraps, but it has been enough to rule him out of each of United's last four matches. He last featured in the 2-2 draw at Bournemouth on April 13.

Possible return date: Unknown.

Luke Shaw

Injury: Muscle.

Shaw has endured a season to forget because of a string of injuries. He has been sidelined since the second half of February and Ten Hag, on Friday, confirmed he has suffered a further setback.

The United boss said: "Luke Shaw had a setback in his process as well but there is still hope and he will fight to be available for the [FA Cup] final.

Possible return date: vs Manchester City (May 25).

Tyrell Malacia

Injury: Knee.

Malacia has not played for United since the final day of last season because of a knee injury that required surgery. Ten Hag does not expect him to return before the end of the season, meaning the earliest United fans could see him in action again will be pre-season.

Speaking in March, Ten Hag said: "I think it's going to be difficult for this season to be available. He will fight, he's back on the pitch, but not in the team and the process had some setbacks and is still going really slowly forward, and the season is going to an end."

Possible return date: Unknown.

Scott McTominay

Injury: Knee.

McTominay missed the defeat to Palace after being forced off in the 1-1 draw against Burnley a fortnight ago because of a hyperextension of his knee. He has trained this week and is in contention to return on Sunday.

Possible return date: vs Arsenal (May 12).

Scott McTominay points out an instruction while in action for Manchester United.
Scott McTomunay could return for Manchester United this weekend. -Credit:Visionhaus/Getty Images.

Bruno Fernandes

Injury: Hand.

Like McTominay, Fernandes also missed the trip to Palace. He, too, has trained this week and could be available for selection.

Ten Hag said: "Players trained this morning (Friday). Bruno was on the pitch and Scott McTominay was back on the pitch."

Possible return date: vs Arsenal (May 12).

Mason Mount

Injury: Unknown.

Despite not revealing the specifics of his injury in his pre-match press conference, Ten Hag confirmed that Mount will miss the visit of Arsenal after being forced out of training on Thursday. "I have to report unfortunately yesterday Mason Mount fell out, so he will not be available for Sunday," said the United boss.

Possible return date: Unknown.

Marcus Rashford

Injury: Unknown.

Rashford could return on Sunday after missing each of United's last three games with an unspecified injury, last featuring against Coventry City at Wembley in the FA Cup semi-final. He was photographed in training on Thursday.

Possible return date: vs Arsenal (May 12).

Anthony Martial

Injury: Groin.

Martial returned to team training around a week ago, boosting his chances of featuring before the end of the season. He was not included in the matchday squad against Palace.

Possible return date: vs Arsenal (May 12).