Manchester United fear late injury blow v Fulham amid Newcastle United third place battle

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Manchester United and Newcastle United can still finish third in the Premier League table.

Manchester United are sweating over the fitness of one of their key players for today’s Premier League final day clash at home to Fulham (kick-off 4:30pm).

Although the Champions League qualification places have been decided, both Man United and Newcastle United have the opportunity to finish third behind champions Manchester City and runners-up Arsenal.

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Erik ten Hag’s men are in the driving seat with the Magpies needing to beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge and hope the Red Devils fail to beat Fulham.

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Ten Hag could be without left-back Luke Shaw, who is a doubt after withdrawing at half-time during Thursday’s 4-1 win over Chelsea.

“In this moment? I can’t say if he is available or not for Sunday,” the Dutch boss revealed.

And Man United will be without Brazilian winger Antony amid fears he’s suffered a serious injury.

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The former Ajax man was on the receiving end of a strong challenge from Chelsea defender Trevoh Chalobah. He immediately indicated to the bench that he could not continue while he also banged the turf in agony.

Ten Hag stopped to commiserate the 23-year-old as he made his way off the pitch and the Dutchman delivered a worrying update on Antony after the game.

“I don’t know [how serious the injury is],” he said. “Everyone has seen he came off. I can tell you that it’s serious but we have to wait minimum 24 hours and then we know probably more about the status of his injury.”

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