England FA Cup: Ten Hag provides Casemiro injury update ahead of Forest visit


Erik ten Hag has provided an update on his Manchester United squad, ahead of Wednesday night’s Emirates FA Cup fifth-round tie at Nottingham Forest.

The Reds are looking for a positive response to Saturday’s Premier League defeat to Fulham and know victory at The City Ground would take us a step closer to reaching Wembley, with a last-eight spot up for grabs.

Casemiro was forced off with a head injury during the weekend encounter with the Cottagers, following a clash of heads with Harrison Reed not long after half-time.

“So it was bleeding, so he had to come off,” explained Ten Hag at his post-match press conference. “It was not to our advantage that he couldn’t continue the game. But he’s available for tomorrow. (Wednesday).”

Rasmus Hojlund has joined the list of absentees, which also includes the likes of Luke Shaw, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Tyrell Malacia, Lisandro Martinez, Mason Mount and Anthony Martial.

The Denmark international could be out for a couple of weeks, which meant Marcus Rashford starting in a central attacking position at the weekend.

Victor Lindelof played at left-back, replacing Shaw, while Omari Forson made his first senior start in the right-wing slot. U23s midfielder Toby Collyer was among the substitutes.

Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with en.Africatopsports.com.

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