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Manchester United face injury crisis with 10 players set to miss Crystal Palace clash

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is facing an injury crisis with up to 10 players set to miss Manchester United's Premier League match at Crystal Palace on Wednesday.

Ander Herrera, Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard were forced off during the first half of Sunday's draw against Liverpool - a match Anthony Martial, Phil Jones and Nemanja Matic were ruled out of in the build-up.

Antonio Valencia and Matteo Darmian have also been sidelined of late and will continue to miss out at Selhurst Park, where Marcus Rashford's ankle issue will need to be assessed.

Teenager Mason Greenwood would have come in had he not been injured in recent weeks, leaving caretaker manager Solskjaer with a major injury list to contend with.

"We'll have a good team out on the pitch definitely," former United striker Solskjaer said.

"There'll be a chance for others.  I've been sat on the outside getting a chance when this had happened.

"The players who came in (against Liverpool), Scott (McTominay) and Andy (Andreas Pereira), I thought they did fantastic.  There you go, that's the way it is. You've just got to be ready when you get it."

Marcos Rojo is back from a lay-off and will be involved on Wednesday, but as a peripheral player it is not a huge boost.

Those absentees means three highly-rated youngsters will be involved at Palace, with Tahith Chong, Angel Gomes and James Garner left out of Monday's Under-23s match with the trip to Selhurst Park in mind.

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