Injuries & Suspensions

Scott McTominay comes off during Manchester United's win over Brighton and Hove Albion

Manchester United Injuries & Suspensions

All the latest information on injuries and suspensions in the Manchester United first-team squad, with updates taken directly from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s press conferences and interviews.

Last updated: 12 November 2019


Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay faces a spell on the sidelines with an ankle injury picked up during the 3-1 win over Brighton & Hove Albion on 10 November.

The 22-year-old hobbled off in added time and was withdrawn from the Scotland squad for their upcoming internationals against Cyprus and Kazakhstan after undergoing a scan. 

"He went over on his ankle. It's a painful one," said manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. "I've had one and I was out for eight weeks. But then again sometimes you're back in two weeks, so I don't know.

"He's in for a scan tomorrow, but it looked painful and he's not one for rolling around."

Manchester United's Paul Pogba looks for a pass against Arsenal
Pogba has been out since our match against Arsenal on 30 September.

Paul Pogba, who has been absent since the end of September with an ankle injury, won’t play again until December.

“I think Paul said it himself, didn't he?” the boss said in his pre-match press conference before the Partizan Europa League game on 7 November.

“It won’t be too long until he’s out of his cast and he’s going to work though the international break. Hopefully, we’ll have him back in early December.”

Luke Shaw in Manchester United training
Luke Shaw has returned to training after his injury in August.

Luke Shaw, Nemanja Matic and Axel Tuanzebe are in line for a return after the international break.

Shaw last played in the 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace in August and trained alone prior to Partizan. 

Tuanzebe was selected to start our match at home to Liverpool before pulling out in the warm-up with a hip injury, while Matic has been ruled out since the October break. 

“That is always a risk if you push them back too early, but if we have the two extra weeks after the international break, they should all be ready for then,” Solskjaer said when asked about the trio in his pre-match press conference on Friday 1 November, prior to the trip to Bournemouth.

Nemanja Matic in action against AZ Alkmaar in the Hague
Nemanja Matic last played for United in the Netherlands, against AZ.

There is good news regarding Eric Bailly and Tim Fosu-Mensah, who have yet to play in 2019/20 after undergoing knee operations.

Bailly injured his knee when we played Tottenham Hotspur in Shanghai in pre-season, while Fosu-Mensah had surgery in April after picking up a problem while on loan at Fulham.

“They’re working on the grass, they’re working with the fitness staff,” Ole said. “I think we can see them coming into training, especially Eric, in the next two to three weeks. Hopefully, he can join the boys and he won’t take too long.

“Maybe we’ll see them in a Reserves [Under-23s] game but I think they’ve both come through the surgery well.”

Diogo Dalot remains on the sidelines, having last played in the 1-0 defeat to Newcastle United, while Angel Gomes is still recovering from an injury he picked up during the Under-23s' match against Stoke on 25 October.

Eric Bailly in action for Manchester United during Tour 2019
Bailly is on the path to a return after knee surgery in July.


There are no current suspensions for the Manchester United first team.

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