Manchester United hit by injury crisis during crucial clash with Liverpool as they lose Ander Herrera, Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard in the first half
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was left cursing his Manchester United side’s luck after seeing Ander Herrera, Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard limp off injured during the first half of Sunday’s showdown with arch-rivals Liverpool.
Herrera was the first to depart after going down with what looked to be a hamstring injury around the 20-minute mark.
Solskjaer knew straight way that his game was over, immediately signalling for Andreas Pereira to take his place.
Juan Mata makes his way off the pitch after picking up an injury during the first half
Ander Herrera waves to the United fans after also being forced off with an injury
Things soon got worse for the Red Devils as Mata was forced off just five minutes later with an ankle injury.
The playmaker was replaced by Lingard, who had himself been rushed back from a hamstring issue to take a place on the bench for the game.
And Solskjaer would soon regret bringing the Englishman into the game as he pulled up 15 minutes later after seeing a one-on-one attempt denied by Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson.
The incredible series of misfortune saw United become the first team to make three substitutions in the first half of a Premier League game since Burnley against Newcastle in 2015.
Jesse Lingard lies on the pitch after going down injured 15 minutes after being brought on