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United pair Martial and Lingard out for up to three weeks

Manchester United will almost certainly face Chelsea and Liverpool without Anthony Martial or Jesse Lingard.

United pair Martial and Lingard out for up to three weeks
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Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard are facing two to three weeks out due to injury, Manchester United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed. The forwards each suffered injuries in the first half of the 2-0 Champions League defeat to Paris Saint-Germain at Old Trafford on Tuesday.

Jesse Lingard fell injured against PSG midweek.
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Jesse Lingard fell injured against PSG midweek.Michael ReganGetty Images

Chelsea and Liverpool coming up

Solskjaer believes both could be out for the rest of February, meaning they will miss Monday's FA Cup clash with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge and the meeting with Premier League leaders Liverpool next Sunday. Youngster Mason Greenwood is also unlikely to be used as a replacement as he too is injured.

"I think they'll be out for two to three weeks," Solskjaer told a news conference when asked about Martial and Lingard. "Then you're looking at young players: Mason Greenwood, it's your time to step in, and he's injured unfortunately, out for a couple of weeks as well. Sometimes that's how the luck goes, but Mason will get his chance."

Anthony Martial goes off
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Anthony Martial goes offPHIL NOBLEREUTERS

Race against time

In addition to games against Chelsea and Liverpool, Martial and Lingard could miss Premier League games against Crystal Palace and Southampton on 27 February and 2 March. They will face a battle to be fit for the return leg of the PSG tie at Parc des Princes on 6 March.


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