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Confirmed: 4 absent for Man Utd vs Chelsea

Manchester United will face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the fifth round of this season’s FA Cup at Stamford Bridge on Monday.

The Blues were hammered 6-0 at Manchester City last weekend, a day after we leapfrogged them into fourth spot the Premier League with a 3-0 win over Fulham.

Ahead of the weekend’s FA Cup action, caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been speaking to the media at his pre-match press conference and has given a team news and injury update.

In what is a big blow to the club, both Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial are ruled out of our trip to West London on Monday night and may also miss our match versus Liverpool in the Premier League next weekend.

The attacking duo both suffered injuries before half-time in our Champions League deafeat at the hands of Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday night. Ole confirmed the news to MUTV:

“I don’t think we will see them in the next two games. Let’s hope they heal quickly, but it looks like they might be out for two or three weeks.”

Ole went on to suggest that youngsters Angel Gomes and Tahith Chong could both feature versus Chelsea:

“Angel [Gomes] and Chongy [Tahith Chong] have been training with us, and they have been doing well, so they might be involved in that game.”

In further injury news, Ole also confirmed that full-backs Antonio Valencia and Matteo Darmian continued to be on the sideline:

“Again, Antonio [Valencia] is out, Matteo [Darmian] is out, but apart from that we are good to go.”

Neither defender has seen much action under the Norwegian but with a busy and tough fixture list throughout February we could have done with as many players as fit as possible.

20 Comments

20 Comments

  1. Nweze Ifeanyi

    February 15, 2019 at 9:29 pm

    It’s Chelsea advantage to knock man u out of FA cup as usual

  2. laitman

    February 16, 2019 at 12:02 am

    blues for life even though we lose

  3. Kennedy njoga

    February 16, 2019 at 7:50 am

    as a Chelsea fan we have to ruled man-u out,,, so that we can expect that cup,,,,EPL tuko inje

  4. smalling machete

    February 16, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    man u for life

  5. julius nzeki mutinda

    February 16, 2019 at 5:42 pm

    as man u fan,i believe we can make it without our injury players,no matter what,blues must go om 4 FA cup,

  6. Davis

    February 16, 2019 at 5:46 pm

    Not bad but what I know is that,Man U with takeover

  7. Innocent ugo

    February 16, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    manutd 4lif

  8. Billow

    February 17, 2019 at 1:22 am

    Chelsea advantage in absence of them.

  9. Athanbosco

    February 17, 2019 at 4:22 am

    Blues for live, the sky remains our limit.

  10. Takuna

    February 17, 2019 at 5:27 am

    Born a blue come lose come win

  11. Eric MBEHELO

    February 17, 2019 at 7:11 am

    Chelsea will know they don’t know ( watajua hawajui) 0-3 full tym results

  12. Aaronitoz

    February 17, 2019 at 12:19 pm

    United is good even without the injured players they’ll knockout Chelsea with a 4-1

  13. Mterorga jasper

    February 17, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    Man united are the favourite despite injuries

  14. Al-Adinan Ramos

    February 17, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    Man utd to win Al the bridge

  15. Emanuel mkwele

    February 17, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    As man united fan, we will win against Chelsea more than 2 goals

  16. Bonface

    February 18, 2019 at 1:07 pm

    as Chelsea fan, Chelsea will defeat man u by 2-1

  17. Balk

    February 18, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    With or without the injured players, Chelsea is to win

  18. Akena Denis Eto'o

    February 18, 2019 at 3:43 pm

    man u best known for such game ,Chelsea forget FA until next season in Jesus name

  19. jack bett

    February 18, 2019 at 6:32 pm

    Chelsea atuna uruma

  20. Cris

    February 18, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    As man utd fun & Ole Gunner as my childhood role model.I believe we will crush struggling out of form chelsea
    Chelsea 0 V MAN UTD 2

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