Manchester United squad news: Injury, suspension list vs Real Sociedad

Sports Mole sums up the latest Manchester United injury and suspension news ahead of Thursday’s Europa League clash with Real Sociedad.

Manchester United will be looking to start their 2022-23 Europa League group stage campaign with a win when they host Real Sociedad at Old Trafford on Thursday night.

The Red Devils lost their first two Premier League games of the season to Brighton & Hove Albion and Brentford but have since won their last four to move up to fifth in the table.

Erik ten HagThe side beat Division leaders Arsenal 3-1 at Old Trafford on Sunday, and they will now look to get their European campaign off to the best possible start.

Here, sports mole sums up the latest injury and suspension news ahead of the game against Real Sociedad, who drew 1-1 with Atletico Madrid in the league on Saturday.

© Reuters

Status: Out
Type of injury: Unknown
Possible return date: Unknown

Brandon Williams has not been involved this season due to an issue he faced during pre-season, and the versatile defender will again be unavailable for selection here.

Facundo Pellistri of Manchester United in action against Derby County on July 18, 2021© Reuters

Status: Out
Type of injury: Ankle
Possible return date: Unknown

Facundo Pellistri has been ruled out until at least mid-September due to an ankle problem he picked up during the team’s preparations for the 2022-23 campaign.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka of Manchester United reacts after being injured, November 8, 2021© Reuters

Status: little doubt
Type of injury: Unspecified
Possible return date: September 8 (vs Real Sociedad)

Aaron Wan-Bissaka hasn’t been involved in Man United’s last two squads due to a knock, but he could be back for Thursday’s game with Real Sociedad.

Anthony Martial of Manchester United pictured on July 12, 2022© Reuters

Status: major doubt
Type of injury: Achille
Possible return date: September 8 (vs Real Sociedad)

Anthony Martial has only featured once this season due to a mix of hamstring and Achilles issues, and he was out again against Arsenal at the weekend. The France international will need to be assessed before kick-off, but there remains a major doubt at this stage of the proceedings.


Mason Greenwood remains suspended by the club until further notice.

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