Michael Carrick may miss Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Nemanja Matic and Luke Shaw in his final match as interim coach of Manchester United versus Arsenal on Thursday.
After incoming interim manager Ralf Rangnick finally got his work permit on Wednesday night, the German will take the lead from Carrick in Sunday’s game against Crystal Palace.
Before that, Carrick will end his brief stint in the hot seat with United with Arsenal’s visit to Old Trafford as they look to keep their unbeaten record as a coach intact.
However, he may have to do without some key players, as United already carry a fairly long injury list.
Wan-Bissaka and Matic played the full 90 minutes in the 1-1 draw with Chelsea on Sunday, but were not spotted by photographers arriving at the Hyatt with the rest of the United squad on Thursday afternoon, suggesting they will not be involved. in the match.
Shaw was not seen either, as the left-back has missed the last two games as he continues to recover from a head injury.
All three players will likely have taken their own separate routes to get to the hotel and may still be included in the match day squad.
Paul Pogba, Raphael Varane and Edinson Cavani also remained on the sidelines, although Carrick shared a positive update for the Uruguayan ahead of the match.
“Eddy is back in the grass,” he said. “He works outside with guys who are strong and adaptable. Paul and Rafa are a bit far away.”
Carrick will be able to call up captain Harry Maguire again, after the centre-back missed the trip to Stamford Bridge where he suspended one game.
Young winger Emad was called into the squad to make up the numbers while Phil Jones was included for the second game in a row.
United squad members confirmed against Arsenal
goalkeepers: De Gea, Heaton, Henderson
Defenders: Bayley, Dalot, Jones, Lindelof, Maguire, Telles
Midfielders: Fernandez, Fred, Mata, McTominay, Van de Beek
Attackers: Emad, Greenwood, Lingard, Martial, Rashford, Ronaldo, Sancho
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