Erik ten Hag provides bleak injury update on sidelined United duo but a positive outlook on one Red

Manchester United claimed a point from their third and final meeting with Liverpool this term, leaving Jurgen Klopp winless against the Reds in his final season.

Another chaotic clash saw the deadlock broken in 23 minutes through Luis Diaz, as he gave Liverpool a lead that they were able to carry until the interval.

That was until just five minutes into the second half when Bruno Fernandes was quick to pounce on a horror mistake from Jarrell Quansah by latching onto a loose ball and firing it into a practically open goal from around 45 yards out.

Kobbie Mainoo netted his first senior Old Trafford goal in scintillating style when he gave United the lead with an outrageous curling finish in the 67th minute before Mohamed Salah converted a spot-kick to spare his side’s blushes.

Erik ten Hag had already entered the match with an unprecedented list of injury woes, with Scott McTominay absent from the squad due to an unspecified issue, as well as Raphael Varane and Jonny Evans, who were forced off in the midweek Chelsea defeat.

The manager provided a brief and bleak outlook on the defensive duo, telling reporters post-match: “I don’t think at short notice they will return.”

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Marcus Rashford was also spotted walking gingerly around the 66th-minute mark and was quickly substituted in place of Antony, having signalled to the bench that he was unable to continue.

Ten Hag said of the forward: “I’m not sure [what the issue is], but I don’t think it will be long-term.”

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