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Manchester United team news: Injury, suspension list vs. Manchester City

Sports Mole rounds up Manchester United's latest injury and suspension news ahead of the derby clash with Manchester City on Sunday.

Manchester United will welcome arch-rivals Manchester City to Old Trafford in the Premier League this Sunday, as the two clubs square off for the fourth time this season.

Both sides go into the derby having reached the quarter-finals of the FA Cup in midweek, with City winning 1-0 at Sheffield Wednesday while United comfortably saw off Derby County 3-0 at Pride Park.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side have put together a nine-game unbeaten run in all competitions heading into the tie, but the Red Devils lie 15 points behind the current Premier League champions in the table.

Here, Sports Mole rounds up United's latest injury and suspension news ahead of the Manchester derby.

Paul Pogba

Manchester United's Paul Pogba in action with Crystal Palace's Luka Milivojevic in the Premier League on August 24, 2019© Reuters

Status: Out
Type of injury: Ankle
Possible return date: March 19 (vs. LASK)

Paul Pogba is nearing a return to first-team action following successful ankle surgery in January, however Solskjaer has confirmed that the midfielder will not return to training until next week and is therefore sidelined for the visit of City.

Marcus Rashford

Marcus Rashford scores for Manchester United on January 11, 2020© Reuters

Status: Out
Type of injury: Back
Possible return date: Unknown

Marcus Rashford has been sidelined since January with a lower back injury, however the striker is said to be making good progress and should feature before the end of the season.

Harry Maguire

Harry Maguire in action for Manchester United on February 27, 2020© Reuters

Status: Minor doubt
Type of injury: Ankle
Possible return date: March 8 (vs. Manchester City)

Harry Maguire sat out the victory over Derby after rolling his ankle, but the defender's injury is not thought to be serious and Solskjaer hopes that his captain will be fit for the weekend.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka

Aaron Wan-Bissaka pictured in August 2019© Reuters

Status: Minor doubt
Type of injury: Lower back
Possible return date: March 8 (vs. Manchester City)

Aaron Wan-Bissaka is another player who sat out the midweek game at Pride Park due to a lower back injury, and Solskjaer has confirmed that the right-back will face a late fitness test to be fit for the derby.

Daniel James

Manchester United's Daniel James reacts on February 27, 2020© Reuters

Status: Minor doubt
Type of injury: Knock
Possible return date: March 8 (vs. Manchester City)

Daniel James has missed out on United's last two fixtures with a knock, but the Welshman could be fit to return to face Pep Guardiola's side at the weekend.

Lee Grant

Manchester United goalkeeper Lee Grant pictured on November 28, 2019© Reuters

Status: Out
Type of injury: Unspecified
Possible return date: Unknown

Third-choice goalkeeper Lee Grant, who has recently signed a contract extension at Old Trafford, has undergone surgery on an unspecified injury but may return before the end of the season.

Timothy Fosu-Mensah

Timothy Fosu-Mensah in action for Fulham on November 1, 2018© Reuters

Status: Major doubt
Type of injury: Knee
Possible return date: Unknown

Timothy Fosu-Mensah continues to step up his recovery from a cruciate ligament injury, however is lacking match fitness and is unlikely to be involved at the weekend despite playing for the Under-23s recently.


United have no suspension concerns heading into their next fixture.

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