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Manchester United Injury News Ahead Of Preston Game: Dutch Star Is Back, Carrick Is Still Injured

Manchester United face Preston in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Monday. Left-back Luke Shaw returns from his one match suspension, yet center-back Phil Jones is still out because of a knee injury he sustained against Burnley in midweek. Daley Blind, who went off with a head injury in the win as well, should be fit for the game. Midfielder Michael Carrick is out with a calf injury and will miss the game though.
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The trip to Preston, could certainly could prove to be a long one for the Red Devils, with the side fifth in League One having nothing to lose. North End will be try to do, what Cambridge failed to do in the fourth round, pulling off an upset over the Premier League side. Current manager Simon Grayson and striker Jermaine Beckford already have the experience of upsetting United as they helped third-tier Leeds to a memorable 1-0 win at Old Trafford in 2010.

Good News For Manchester United Fans As Midfielder Assured Fans Of A Swift Recovery

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Holland midfielder Daley Blind, who was forced off during the first half of United’s 3-1 win over Burnley on Wednesday night has revealed that he hopes to make a comeback to the team when Manchester United face Preston on Monday in the FA Cup. Blind took a blow to the head and later was forced to add a few stitches to the cut close to his eye. United’s medical staff feared the possibility of a concussion which would keep him out of action for sometime. However, Blind has assured fans of a swift recovery and further posted a message on Instagram that said,

“Thanks for all the messages, I feel much better now. Happy with the important 3 points.”

Blind has been out injured a lot since joining United in a £16m move from Ajax last summer and his recent impressive form has earned him a spot in Louis van Gaal’s starting eleven. United travel to Deepdale for the fifth round clash in the FA Cup, looking to avoid a defeat and keeping their hopes of winning a title alive this season.

Thanks for al the messages, I feel much better now. Happy with the important 3 points! #MUFC

A photo posted by Daley Blind (@blinddaley) on

Manchester United Injury Update: Fellaini ruled out, Smalling could still make it

Manchester United Injury Update

Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal has revealed that his side will be without midfielder Marouane Fellaini for the upcoming clash against Newcastle United today. He did however say that Chris Smalling will have to pass a late fitness test in order to decide whether he will play or not.

The Dutchman said, “I don’t think so, I am sorry. Maybe Smalling. Fellaini is still not available.

“Smalling is a question mark – I have to look tomorrow, but it’s always like that.

“For a few players it [this period] is fun because they are recovering quickly, but you also have players who are not recovering so quickly, so I have to rotate. My problem is I have a lot of injured players. That is the problem with these matches in the coming weeks.”

Smalling picked up a groin injury a few weeks ago and is yet to recover fully. With Phil Jones and Jonny Evans fit, Van Gaal could bench Smalling even if the England international is passed fit as his side will play a good number of games in the next week or so. The other players who are still missing are Luke Shaw, Ander Herrera and Marcos Rojo. For Newcastle, Tim Krul, Rob Elliot, Mehdi Abeid, Siem de Jong, Rolando Aarons, Gabriel Obertan and Ryan Taylor will miss out.

For Newcastle, Tim Krul, Rob Elliot, Mehdi Abeid, Siem de Jong, Rolando Aarons, Gabriel Obertan and Ryan Taylor will miss out.

Blind back in training

United fans will be happy to hear that Dutch midfielder and summer signing Daley Blind has returned to training. Van Gaal usually wants his players to complete two weeks of training before they appear in an actual match, so Blind could feature come January.

United will fancy their chances against Newcastle despite the end of their six-game winning run which came to a halt last week against Aston Villa as the 10-men held on against Van Gaal’s side.

Since beating Chelsea, Newcastle have lost three games in a row and will look to bounce back against United today.

Manchester United receive massive injury boost As £13.8m Man Set For Return

Manchester United secured a fourth successive victory on the trot beating Stoke City at home by 2-1 at Old Trafford on Tuesday night. Manager Louis Van Gaal also had some good news for his club faithful claiming that Daley Blind could return from his injury earlier than expected. The Dutch star who was signed for or £13.8m from Ajax in the summer  has been absent since injuring his knee playing fnational side against Latvia in mid-November and it was expected that he would miss out for long period of time.

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However, recent tests have been encouraging as Van Gaal said, “It’s not so serious.” United were also without Wayne Rooney and Angel Di Maria against Stoke City as they find themselves hit worst by injuries this season. Blind could however return by December as Van Gaal claimed, “The injury is not so serious but he will not be back next week – by Christmas, maybe. I think by the end of December we can see more players coming back and we will have light at the end of the tunnel.”

Blind’s return to the team is very important for United. The defensive midfielder is key for shielding the back four and has an incredible passing range. This would help in Marouane Fellaini in a more free role joining attacks up front with the more creative players rather than be focused on tracking back and breaking opposition attacks.

The Old Trafford side have set their primary target o securing a top four finish to claim a Champions League spot for next season and given injuries has taken a massive toll, the Red Devils have done a fantastic job in the past few weeks. Blind and Di Maria’s return however remains the key for the Red Devils

Report: Manchester United Manager Confirms Deadline Day Activity – Carvalho, Blind In Radar

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Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal has admitted that he expects activity in the transfer market before the deadline on Monday night. The Dutch legend however has given no guarantees but he is certain that a plethora of transfers are in the pipeline with ins and outs reportedly possible before the transfer window slams shut. Van Gaal however wan’t drawn to take names as he believed that doing so would raise the value in the inflated transfer market. He stated, “I cannot say anything about that [the market] because it will raise the price.”

United face an away trip to promoted side Burnley in their search for the win of the season after being humbled at home in the opening day of the season against Swansea and then getting only a point at the Stadium of light against Sunderland before their second string side were humiliated by 4-0 at the hands of Championship side MK Dons in the Capital One Cup.

The Times report that United will now challenge Arsenal to bring in William Carvalho from Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon as Van Gaal is desperate to being in a central defensive midfielder to haul his midfield after reports suggest that the Red Devils have hit a potential stumbling block to sign Arturo Vidal from Juventus.

The Portuguese side earlier were refusing to baulk their €45 million (about £36 million) stipulated in the 22-year-old’s contract but they are now ready to do business at a lower price. United will try to do all they can to do business at €30m after they also signed Marcos Rojo from Sporting and believe that the cash deal would be enough to entice the club and the player to pursue his career at Old Trafford.

United are also believed to be in for Ajax man and World Cup star Daley Blind, a player who can feature in a variety of positions from left wing back to central defensive midfield and thus will suit Van Gaal’s 3-5-2 set up at Manchester.