Sancho, Shaw, Martial, Eriksen – Manchester United injury round-up and return dates

March 4, 2023

Manchester United expect to have Luke Shaw available for selection when they take on Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.

Manchester United have been handed a double selection boost before their Premier League showdown with rivals Liverpool, but Erik ten Hag still has three players on the treatment table.

However, the United manager will still be without long-term absentees Christian Eriksen, Anthony Martial and Donny van de Beek on Sunday afternoon (4.30pm). Here’s the latest on their conditions;

Luke Shaw

Injury: Unspecified

Expected return date: March 5 vs Liverpool

What Ten Hag has said: “I think we’ll have players back. I’m not sure if you’ve seen, but yesterday Luke Shaw wasn’t available. We expect him back.”

Jadon Sancho

Reason for absence: Illness

Expected return date: March 5 vs Liverpool

What Ten Hag has said: “Sancho was ill, but we will have to wait and see how that develops but I think [he could be available] as well [as Shaw].”

Christian Eriksen

Injury: Ankle

Return date: Unknown, but not before the end of April


What Eriksen has said: “I’m feeling well. It’s always boring to be in a boot and to be on crutches, but I have left the crutches and am now only in a boot, and next week that should be gone then finally start learning to walk. But it feels good.”

Anthony Martial

Injury: Hip

Return date: Unknown

What Ten Hag has said: “At the minute, it’s his hip so he’s not always available, but also I see the other side when he’s available. He was never 100 per cent this season, but he had a big impact every time he’s available, even when he is at 80, 85, 90 per cent.”

Donny van de Beek

Injury: Knee

What Ten Hag has said: “Of course, the bad news is that he’s out for the rest of the season, but the good news is, in the longer term, his knee will be okay and he will be ready again to play at the highest levels and will be ready for the start of pre-season.”