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Man Utd’s Victor Lindelof and Anthony Martial injury concerns before West Brom

Manchester United could be without Victor Lindelof and Anthony Martial against West Brom.

The Swedish central defender and France forward have both picked up back injuries during the ongoing international break – which will concern Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The Norwegian boss will be desperate to build on their recent win over Everton by taking all three points at Old Trafford, but the latest update gives him seven separate concerns.

With Phil Jones and Luke Shaw out until December, there are also doubts over Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford, Eric Bailly and Jesse Lingard.

Swedish outlet Fotboll Skanalen have reported that Lindelof needed some treatment on his back during their most recent training session, after feeling pain during their last fixture.

With the Mail reporting that Martial was forced to train alone for France ahead of the Sweden game after suffering with a back injury, after which he didn’t feature.

The 24-year-old was lively during the recent win over Portugal, and was praised by his manager.

Didier Deschamps said: “With years, he has also gained maturity. He is much more determined – he already had quality. Things are more concrete.

“I feel a bit unfortunate for him because he was not rewarded with a goal but he is very promising.”

United sit 14th in the Premier League table with three wins from seven matches, but Solskjaer is keen to look up rather than down after their recent win.

However, the former Cardiff boss was mindful of their recent heavily schedule, and he insisted that his side are being set up to fail by league bosses.

He said: “We were set up to fail. I said to you before, I want to talk to you about the kick-off time, before the game, and this has set up the boys to fail.

“We’ve got Luke Shaw injured today because we’ve been to Turkey, we’ve had loads of games this season already.

“And we’ve been to Turkey on Wednesday night, back Thursday morning and we’re playing Saturday, lunchtime kick-off?

“It’s an absolute shambles and I can’t praise the boys enough for that character they’ve shown. That’s all I want to talk about today.

“Those boys, they deserve better than being thrown out here to fail today.”

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