anchester United now face a fight to keep their place in the top four after the international break.

While Erik ten Hag has secured a trophy during his first season in charge, failing to lead his side back into the Champions League would be a major disappointment.

United currently sit in third but lead fifth-placed Newcastle by only three points and travel to St James’ Park when domestic football resumes at the start of April.

Battling across a number of fronts this season, there is a sense that United are running on empty at the moment and perhaps the break comes at a good time.

Ten Hag has a number of players missing through injury but could start to recover key members of his squad for the run-in.

With that in mind, here’s a look at the latest on Manchester United injuries.

Christian Eriksen

So important to ten Hag’s side this season, Christian Eriksen has not played since suffering an ankle injury in January.

Ten Hag, however, recently suggested the Danish international was on course to make his comeback at some point next month.

Potential return date: April 2023

Marcus Rashford

In-form forward Marcus Rashford picked up a knock during Sunday’s dramatic FA Cup win over Fulham and was duly forced to pull out of the England squad for games against Ukraine and Italy this month.

Potential return date: April 2023

Knock: Rashford was forced to pull out of the England squad with a minor problem

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Anthony Martial

Anthony Marital has endured a frustrating campaign on the injury front. Limited to only six Premier League starts, the Frenchman has at least been back in training of late after a recent hip injury.

Potential return date: April 2023

Scott McTominay

Scott McTominay missed the Europa League return leg win over Real Betis with an injury, although the nature of it was not revealed. Still, the 26-year-old is expected back after the international break.

Potential return date: April 2023

Alejandro Garnacho

Enjoying a promising breakthrough season at Old Trafford, Alejandro Garnacho was recently ruled out of action for several weeks with ankle ligament damage.

Spotted in crutches last week, the 18-year-old is not expected to be rushed back.

Garnacho’s promising breakthrough season was disrupted by an injury picked up against Southampton

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Potential return date: April/May 2023

Donny van de Beek

The Dutchman was ruled out for the rest of the campaign with a knee injury earlier this season and is not expected back until pre-season training starts this summer.

Potential return date: Summer 2023

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