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Erik ten Hag confirms two Man Utd stars are ‘really doubtful’ to face Sheffield United

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has provided a mixed injury update ahead of the Premier League clash against Sheffield United on Wednesday.

The Red Devils recently progressed to the FA Cup final, but their performance was unconvincing. They raced into a comfortable 3-0 lead against Coventry City before losing the plot.

The Sky Blues made a stunning comeback with three goals after the 70th minute. United were unable to score the winner in extra time and required a penalty shoot-out to beat them.

Ten Hag will want a better response from his players against the Blades tomorrow. The Dutchman has provided an injury update on four players.

He told “We had a problem with Alejandro Garnacho – that’s why we took him off during the game but I think he will be fine. Scott McTominay we have to assess today, really doubtful.”

“Marcus Rashford is also doubtful and there was also an issue with Bruno Fernandes with the hand, but I think he can make it. We have some doubts going into the game tomorrow.”

United progressed to the FA Cup final despite Coventry’s stellar comeback. Ten Hag has insisted that there was nothing embarrassing and the club still have the chance to win a trophy.

Despite this, he should be aware of the club’s defensive record. They have been conceding plenty of goals and there needs to be an improvement over the final six league games.

United are 16 points behind fourth-placed Aston Villa with two games in hand. Securing Champions League football is unlikely and they still need to work hard for Europa League qualification.

The Red Devils are seventh in the table behind Newcastle United on goal difference. They are only three points ahead of ninth-placed Chelsea, who have a game in hand.

The club must start picking up wins from tomorrow. If United fail to beat the Blades at Old Trafford, Ten Hag’s position at the club could come under serious scrutiny.

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