Southampton reveal a glut of injuries as they prepare to host Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United at St Mary’s stadium on Monday…
Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United have received a massive boost ahead of their Premier League clash with Southampton on Monday, with the Saints revealing three key players will miss the match due to injury, according to the Express.
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Southampton have been flying high so far this season, but with an extremely tricky set of fixtures coming up many believe the bubble is about to burst.
Navigating the next few games may also have been made that much more difficult for Saints boss Ronald Koeman, with news emerging that three key players could miss their match against Manchester United at St Mary’s.
The South coast club will more than likely be fielding a makeshift midfield, with Jack Cork looking at six weeks out after suffering ankle ligament damage against Arsenal in midweek.
With James Ward-Prowse and Morgan Schneiderlin also sidelined, the Dutch manager is running out of options in the middle of the park.
Toby Alderweireld would normally step in to fill the gap, but he is also likely to be unavailable after going off against the Gunners with a hamstring problem.
“Jack Cork has ankle ligament (damage) and he will be out for maybe more than six weeks from what I heard from the doctor,” said Koeman.
“Morgan Schneiderlin is doing well but he’s not fit for Monday.
“Toby Alderweireld is positive. It’s not really a hamstring injury, it’s more fatigue in his muscle and he’s doubtful for Monday.
“Maybe yes, maybe not, we have to wait, the game is on Monday and now we have two or three days more.”