Manchester United issue ‘serious’ injury update amid Newcastle United third place battle

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Manchester United fear one of their key players could miss the final day of the Premier League season and the FA Cup final.

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag fears Antony’s injury is serious after being stretchered off against Chelsea last night.

Ten Hag’s side sealed a comfortable 4-1 win at Old Trafford to join Newcastle United, Arsenal and Manchester City in next season’s Champions League.

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The Red Devils know a win at home to Fulham on Sunday afternoon will guarantee third place in the Premier League table at Newcastle’s expense before facing City in the FA Cup final.

Jadon Sancho could come in to replace Antony on the right wing for the FA Cup final.Jadon Sancho could come in to replace Antony on the right wing for the FA Cup final.
Jadon Sancho could come in to replace Antony on the right wing for the FA Cup final. | Getty Images

And Man United look set to be without Brazilian winger Antony for both games.

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.

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“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.”

With fears Antony won’t play until next season, Ten Hag may have to start with a front three of Jadon Sancho, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford, the trio that played followng Antony’s substitution.

Alejandro Garnacho is another option for Ten Hag but he hasn’t started since recovering from a recent ankle injury.

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