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Jose Mourinho could be without eight defenders for Wednesday’s clash against Arsenal at Old Trafford.
Nemanja Matic and Scott McTominay were deployed in unfamiliar centre-back roles against Southampton on Saturday hence the injuries to Victor Lindelof, Chris Smalling and Eric Bailly.
Phil Jones played in the middle of the pair on the south coast but is now struggling with an unspecified injury per the Telegraph, while Luke Shaw – who played at the left-wing back – had to come off against the Saints.
The duo are struggling to be fit, while Ashley Young is suspended after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season against his former club.
Jose Mourinho faces the media today, and Manchester United fans will be hoping one of Chris Smalling or Eric Bailly will be fit again to play against the Gunners.
If not, Diogo Dalot could be given his full Premier League debut at either left-back or right-back with Marcos Rojo in line to make his first appearance of the season.
Meanwhile Arsenal beat north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur 4-2 and are preparing for the clash against Jose Mourinho’s men.