Erik ten Hag bemoaned his side’s injury woes this season ahead of Thursday’s Europa League clash with Real Betis, claiming that the likes of Arsenal have had a far easier time with setbacks this term.
The Manchester United boss suggested that his squad have only been wholly match-fit and available for selection on one occasion throughout the 2022-23 campaign, in their stunning 2-1 win over Manchester City at Old Trafford.
Many of the Red Devils’ regular stars have managed to stay relatively injury free for the majority of the season, such as Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford, but Alejandro has recently picked up an ankle injury.
The Argentine is reported to be out for weeks, rather than months, but had asserted himself as a key member of the squad, although January loan signing Marcel Sabitzer was pictured back in training ahead of the Betis clash.
The Gunners meanwhile were without their star striker Gabriel Jesus since November before his recent recovery and Emile Smith Rowe has spent much of the season out of action.