Man Utd hit with two injury blows ahead of FA Cup clash with Chelsea

Man United is in the midst of a tricky fixture list but has unfortunately been rocked with two injury blows ahead of their FA Cup showdown with Chelsea.

Speaking to reports, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed how long Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard will be on the sidelines. While their layoff will not be as long as initially feared, the duo will miss out on a number of crucial games.

The manager confirmed that the Frenchman and Englishman will be out for two to three weeks after picking up knocks in the loss to PSG. This means that the Norwegian will have to make do without his influential attackers for their upcoming clash with the Blues.

The two suffered muscle injuries in the 2-0 Champions League defeat at Old Trafford this midweek. This will come as a huge blow for the Red Devils in their pursuit of silverware this season.

The Premier League title is out of reach and a Champions League exit is looming, leaving the FA Cup as their only shot at winning a title. To make things worse, the trip to Stamford Bridge isn't the only crucial game Martial and Lingard could miss.

Should they spend three weeks in recovery, they will likely be a doubt for their Premier League showdown with Liverpool on the 24th. Furthermore, question marks have emerged about their availability for the second-leg trip to PSG.

Solskjaer's men are in the middle of a heated top-four race, having just recently leapfrogged Chelsea into the fourth spot. These latest injury blows could prove costly for Man United.

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