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Manchester United players are concerned running demands under Erik ten Hag are reasons for the incessant injuries

Several Manchester United players are concerned that the running demands from manager Erik ten Hag are causing fitness issues.

They believe the intensity and workload have contributed to the frequent injuries beleaguering the squad, according to Manchester Evening News.

Marcus Rashford and Jonny Evans were withdrawn during the 3-1 loss to Manchester City yesterday due to injuries.

They have joined Lisandro Martinez, Rasmus Hojlund, Luke Shaw, Mason Mount, Tyrell Malacia, Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Anthony Martial on the ever-growing Red Devils’ injury list.

There have been 47 separate cases of injury and illness that have led to a player missing a game this term, and the players believe the intensity in training under the Dutchman is too taxing after their 62-game campaign last season.

Diogo Dalot, Bruno Fernandes and Alejandro Garnacho are the only outfield players to have avoided a lay-off through injury this term, and there is no doubt that the coaching team are not doing something right.

Fortunately for Man United, they only have two games before the international break later this month and will hope most of their injured stars are fit when Premier League action resumes afterwards.

The Red Devils return to action on Saturday when they host Everton before facing Liverpool in the FA Cup quarter-final next Sunday.

They visit Brentford on March 30 after the international break and will be confident heading into the game if their treatment room has almost been emptied by then.

Ten Hag needs to devise a way to manage the workload on his players as their campaign might have been different had they suffered fewer injuries.

Their chances of finishing in the top four were dealt another blow on Sunday, and failure to qualify for the elite European competition could cost the Dutchman his job.

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