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Man Utd missing eight players for Galatasaray clash as Lisandro Martinez’s surgery is confirmed

Manchester United are set to be without eight players for Tuesday’s Champions League group stage clash against Galatasaray at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils had a disappointing month of September where they suffered four losses and picked up just two victories. Three of those defeats came in the Premier League.

Ahead of tomorrow’s European game versus Galatasaray, United will be without eight players. Manager Erik ten Hag has today confirmed a fresh surgery for Lisandro Martinez.

Aside from the Argentine, United are missing three left-backs in Sergio Reguilon, Luke Shaw and Tyrell Malacia with injuries. Right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka is also on the sidelines.

Apart from the defensive quintet, young graduate Amad Diallo is recovering from a pre-season injury while Jadon Sancho is currently suspended by the club for disciplinary reasons.

Donny van de Beek is the eighth United player who won’t be available tomorrow after being left out of the club’s Champions League squad for the group stage of the competition.

United have had a difficult start to the campaign and injuries are partly the reason behind it.

They welcome Galatasaray to Old Trafford in the second matchday of the Champions League. Ten Hag will be expecting a victory after a lacklustre showing against Crystal Palace last weekend.

United are depleted at the back with just one fit senior full-back in the squad, but there are no concerns in midfield or in attack where the manager has the chance to choose his best options.

Antony is back in team training after his four-week suspension and the Brazilian could make the starting XI tomorrow. He could form a four-man attack alongside Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes and Rasmus Hojlund. Ten Hag finally has the opportunity to start his best attacking quartet together.

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