Manchester United played out a stalemate with arch rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford this weekend with Manchester United welcoming fierce rivals Liverpool on Sunday. Whilst the highly-anticipated fixture was devoid of goal, it was dominated by Injury forced substitution, particularly in the first half of the tie.
Ander Herrera was the first to be subbed off, after he pulled his hamstring, less than 20 minutes into the game. He was subsequently replaced by Andreas Pereira. Fiveminutes later, the board was up again, Juan Mata was injured, and was replaced with Jesse Lingard. The England forward who was a doubt for the match after sustaining a hamstring injury in Manchester United’s Uefa champions league defeat to Paris Saint-Germain, lasted just 20 minutes, as he was replaced by Alexis Sanchez. Leaving the reddevils with nosubstitution for the remainder of the match.
United were left in danger as Marcus Rashford struggled with a knock through the match, after being fouled around the pitch by the aggressive Liverpool players, with Solskjaeradmitting after the match that the Tri lions forwardshould have also come off before the draw was played out.
Manchester United willmake a trip to take on Crystal Palace, they are however fazed with an injury crisis, as Nemanja Magic is also ruled out of the clash. While speaking to the media, Ole Gunner Solksjaer saidhe has never experienced such before (Three hamstrings in the first-half).He suggested that Rashford waskicked intentionally by Liverpool players, and he should have taken him off as well, but he didn’t.
Solksjaer maintained that he is not worried by the injury crisis, because he has a lot of talented youth players in his squad.