Massive injury blow for Man United ahead of Liverpool clash

Manchester United face a huge, threatening storm to their top four challenge this term. The Red Devils could see more points slashed off in their league clash with heavyweights Liverpool this weekend when the two meet.

United qualified for the knock out stage of the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday, despite a suffering horrible defeat to La Liga side Valencia.

While they have managed to weave through the group stage of the prestigious competition, United still have a pounding ache in the head over the fitness level of up to nine players, per Evening Standard.

Newboy Diogo Dalot has gone down with injury sustained during training, including youngster Scott McTominay.

Defender Victor Lindelof has also been ruled out for a return in the clash with Reds this weekend, including striker Alexis Sanchez.

Matteo Darmian, left-back Luke Shaw and Frenchman Anthony Martial who has been United’s throttle up front, all trio are out.

Defender Chris Smalling will not be named in Mourinho’s starting line-up too, which makes the trip to Anfield dreadful.

Liverpool have also been serve a fair share of the injury pie. Doubts hang over the availability of Alexander-Arnold and Nathaniel Clyne, while Joe Gomez and Joel Matip will not return until next year.