Wayne Rooney adds to United injury problems ahead of Everton game

Manchester United take on Everton this weekend, desperate to get their Premier League form back on track.

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In midweek they beat West Ham 4-1, sending them through the EFL Cup semi-finals and proving that this is a team that can do some damage.

But they need to start doing it in the Premier League if they aren’t to lose sight of the pacesetters. Chelsea are already 11 points ahead.

Wayne Rooney is perhaps the biggest miss this weekend, with the captain set to miss out due to picking up his fifth yellow card of the season in Wednesday night’s game against the Hammers.

There are still problems at the back as well. Eric Bailly and Chris Smalling remain out.

There is also a doubt over Luke Shaw. The troubled left-back looked to be struggling just before half-time having started the EFL Cup quarter-final and then didn’t emerge for the second half.

Who’s missing for Man United this weekend?

Eric Bailly – knee

Chris Smalling – broken toe

Luke Shaw – knock

Wayne Rooney – suspended

Everton v Manchester United kicks off at 4pm on Sunday.


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