Man Utd dealt three major injury blows on eve of FA Cup semi-final

  • Man Utd face Coventry in FA Cup semi-final on Sunday
  • Three players ruled out of match at Wembley
  • Red Devils have seen 60 separate cases of injury or illness disrupt their season
It's more bad news for Ten Hag
It's more bad news for Ten Hag / MB Media/GettyImages

Manchester United will be without Mason Mount, Sofyan Amrabat and Willy Kambwala for their FA Cup semi-final with Coventry City.

The Red Devils head to Wembley on Sunday to take on the Championship outfit for a spot in the final, where Manchester City will await the winners.

United's fitness problems have been well-documented over the course of a tough 2023/24 season, and they have now surpassed 60 separate cases of injury or illness to rule a player out of a match.

Several credible reports claim Mount, Amrabat and Kambwala will not be available to face Coventry. They join a lengthy injury list which already includes, Anthony Martial, Jonny Evans, Lisandro Martinez, Luke Shaw, Raphael Varane, Tyrell Malacia and Victor Lindelof.

Mount has stumbled through his first season at Old Trafford with various ailments and has only recently returned from a calf problem, making sporadic appearances from the bench. Amrabat, on loan from Fiorentina, has drifted in and out of Erik ten Hag's matchday squads for weeks on end regardless of his fitness.

Erik ten Hag, Willy Kambwala, Harry Maguire
Maguire should be fit but Kambwala will miss out / Marc Atkins/GettyImages

The injury to Kambwala is most significant as United already have a shortage of centre-backs. Harry Maguire played through the pain in last Saturday's draw at Bournemouth and missed training sessions earlier this week, but Ten Hag revealed at his pre-match press conference he expects the England international to be fit enough to start again.

Fabrizio Romano reports that in the absence of United's other central defenders, midfielder Casemiro is in line to start alongside Maguire at Wembley.

United are aiming to set up a repeat of last year's FA Cup final in which they were beaten 2-1 by rivals City. A brace from Ilkay Gundogan secured victory for the blue half of Manchester that day.