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May 25, 2024 at 3pm UK
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Erik ten Hag hopeful of quintuple injury boost for FA Cup final

Ten Hag hopeful of quintuple injury boost for FA Cup final
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Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag hopes that Victor Lindelof, Raphael Varane, Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford will all be available for the FA Cup final.

Manchester United head coach Erik ten Hag is hopeful that Victor Lindelof, Raphael Varane, Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford will all be available for the FA Cup final against Manchester City.

Lindelof has been out since the end of March with a hamstring problem, while Varane has been absent since being forced off against Chelsea at the start of April.

Varane's exit from Old Trafford this summer has already been confirmed, with the ex-France international set to leave on a free transfer.

Lindelof is also being linked with an exit, with the Red Devils believed to be open to offers for the Swede.

The two centre-backs are on course to return to action before the end of the season, though, with Varane potentially featuring against Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday afternoon.

Manchester United defender Raphael Varane on August 14, 2023© Reuters

Lindelof, Varane, Fernandes, Rashford 'all pushing to be involved in FA Cup final'

Fernandes and Rashford could both return to the squad against Newcastle United on Wednesday night, but if they are not involved, the pair are expected to feature against Man City.

Lisandro Martinez, meanwhile, has recovered from a calf issue and is set to be included in the matchday squad for the Premier League clash with Eddie Howe's side.

"You have to see here at Carrington, players are desperate to play," Ten Hag told reporters ahead of the clash with Newcastle. "I see Licha Martinez, I see Bruno who did a fitness test on Sunday to play.

"Rashford did everything he could do, he trained and tried to train last week but couldn't make it.

"So players are desperate to play. They want to be in the right shape. You also see Victor Lindelof, Rapha Varane - they are training to make themselves available for the final. You do what you can do."

Manchester United's Harry Maguire on April 21, 2024© Reuters

Shaw, Maguire could lose fitness races

However, both Luke Shaw and Harry Maguire could potentially lose their battles to be available for the final.

Shaw has had a setback in his recovery from a hamstring issue, while Maguire recently picked up a muscular problem which has made him a major doubt for the clash at Wembley.

Tyrell Malacia is definitely out until next season, while Anthony Martial is unlikely to play for the club again despite returning to training after a groin operation.

Mason Mount was absent against Arsenal on Sunday due to a minor problem, but he is expected to be available before the end of the campaign.

Amad Diallo was also forced off against Arsenal last time out with a knee issue, but the Ivory Coast international could be in the squad against Newcastle.

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