Manchester United suffer huge blow ahead of Liverpool clashLast updated on Oct 17, 2019, 04:02 pm
Manchester United are in a fix at the moment in the 2019-20 season.
The side has got off to a disastrous start in the Premier League.
Lack of form and injuries aplenty have stalled their campaign.
United face Liverpool on Sunday in a crunch EPL battle and they have been dealt with a serious blow.
Here are the details.
De Gea, Pogba ruled out of United's clash against Liverpool
David de Gea was forced to leave the field during Spain's Euro 2020 Qualifiers against Sweden on Tuesday.
"David needs a scan," Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told Sky Sports. "I think he'll be out. It certainly looked like it anyway judging on last night so it's just one of those things."
Paul Pogba has missed five of United's last seven matches with an ankle injury.
Pogba won't make this game, no, says Ole
"Paul had an injury, he came back, he worked really hard. He came back and played a couple of games, maybe played through the pain barrier," Solskjaer said regarding the Frenchman.
"He had a scan after the Arsenal game and maybe needed a few weeks' rest in a boot so hopefully he won't be too long, but he won't make this game, no."
United could be boosted by the return of key players
However, United can breathe some fresh air after the likes of Anthony Martial, Luke Shaw and Aaron Wan-Bissaka are likely to be in action.
The three players have missed several games of late due to injuries.
Solskjaer is yet to make a decision on their availability.
"Hopefully, Aaron and Anthony will last the training this week and be available for selection," Ole added.
A look at how Liverpool and United have fared
Liverpool have made a perfect start to the season with 24 points from eight games.
The Reds are in red-hot form and will look to equal Manchester City's record of 18 consecutive top-flight victories when they visit Old Trafford on Sunday.
United have registered just two wins so far and are 12th.
They have won just once in their last five games.
Liverpool could hurt United at Old Trafford
Liverpool enter the high-octane clash at Old Trafford as the favorites. They are playing solid football under Jurgen Klopp and looks set to pocked another victory. If United lose, then the pressure on Solskjaer will increase drastically. The hosts are in danger of falling behind.